At age 18, Ernesto completed his first musical score for the motion picture "La Risa de la Ciudad". With this film, Ernesto Cortazar won the award for Best Background Music for a Latin American Film at The Cartagena Festival. Since then, Ernesto composed musical scores for more than 500 motion pictures.
Ernesto traveled to more than 25 countries and performed for political figures such as President Menem of Argentina, Nikita Krushev of the USSR among many.
Ernesto's incredible performance was requested and enjoyed by many of Hollywood's biggest celebrities including Charlton Heston, Danny de Vito, Michael Bolton, Octavio Paz, and The Rolling Stones.
Ernesto Cortazar became the #1 artist on the #1 music website in the world. Out of 130,000 artists Ernesto leaded the way with over 14,000,000 downloads on MP3.com from 1999 to 2001 and his sites were visited for more than 4,000,000 viewers.
In 2001, Ernesto moved from Los Angeles to Tampico, Mexico to live his last years near his family. Ernesto Cortazar II died in 2004 but his legacy remains.