Alberto Cortez

Alberto Cortez is an Argentine singer and songwriter. Cortez and his wife live in Madrid.

Cortez was born in Rancul, province of de La Pampa, Argentina, , 1940. At the age of six entered in the elementary school and at the same time to the conservatory Alberto Williams. He begins to compose songs at twelve, like "Un cigarrillo, la lluvia y t??". A little later entered the Junior High School Manuel Ignacio Molina de San Rafael, province of Mendoza. There he continues his studies of music in the conservatory Chopin of San Rafael.

At seventeen, Cortez became the singer of the Arizona orchestra, and he is known as Chiquito Garc?­a. At eighteen, he went to study in the Social Sciences and Law School of Buenos Aires and sang in bars to help himself with his studies. Later Cortez began to sing in the orchestra of Mario Cardi and later was contracted to sing in the San Francisco jazz orchestra. With this travel over all the country. Begins to use his pseudonym "Alberto Cortez" while singing with the orchestra of Armando Pointier. Cortez dropped out school and dedicated himself fully to music.

At twenty, Cortez travelled by ship to Genova and then by train to Antwerp, Belgium. There he recorded his first record. His record "Sucu Sucu" reached number one. Cortez met Renee Govaerts and later married her. After a difficult start he consolidated himself as one of the more renowned composer-singers of Latin America with hits like "Mi ??rbol y yo", "Mariana", "Como el primer d?­a", "A partir de ma?ħana" and "Callejero".

See also

List of singer-songwriters
List of composers
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