Composer, guitar and chamber music teacher. Head of the Strings Department of the Conservatoire (S.L. de El Escorial) of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, collaborator of the Department of Computer Music and Electroacoustics, and conductor.
Cortés has published numerous books with Real Musical of Madrid, and has prepared, as principal collaborator, the book Historia de una Guitarra (Community of Madrid) and the first gallery about the guitar history, Madrid 1992.
He has also won the Spanish National Ministry of Culture Award for his pedagogic books.
His large catalogue (plus of 600) includes transcriptions and edited works for guitar as well as concert pieces such as Homenaje a Antonio Machado and El Bosque de Cristal (Carisch-Real Musical, Milano, Paris, Madrid). He has also published in Russia and France. In the latter country he collaborated in the publication of Premières années de guitare by François Castet (Éditions Combre, Paris).
His composition Alas de Seda was included in the CD Música Española para saxo y electroacústica. Other works, De Cero a Ochomil and La Tierra Que Heredamos, was recorded on CD produced by Radiotelevision of Spain. He also composes film and television music, most often for the Spanish Television (TVE).
At present he has a new catalogue of pieces with “Les Productions d’OZ”, Canada, recorded by the French musicians Alexandre Bernoud and Florence Creugny (guitars), Pierre Perdigon (harpsichord), and Pascale Schelcher (flute). Also IBER for guitar and orchestra, performed for the first time by Lyon Simphonic Orchestra, the young guitarist Keren-Nada Bahr, and Jean-Pierre Prajoux conductor.
First universal gallery about the guitar history “Historia de una Guitarra” Madrid 1992.