Ernesto Cortazar (1940–2004) was a contemporary classical composer and pianist.
He started his music career in Mexico at the age of 18 composing the background music for the motion picture "La Risa de la Ciudad".
Since then, he has composed background music for more than 500 motion pictures.
He also gained notoriety by topping the popularity on MP3.com - a leading music-sharing service, popular with independent musicians for promoting their work.
He has traveled to more than 25 countries to perform.