Composer/ Music Producer
Michael Ortega, born in Dominican Republic, migrated to the United States before the age of ten years old. At the age of fifteen, he started composing and producing music as a way to cope with his upbringing and find a new identity. His first piano compositions started getting traction first on YouTube in 2011 ranking over 104 million plays on YouTube and millions on Spotify and Apple Music. Today, with two main Albums: "Piano by Michael Ortega #1" and "Broken Hearts Piano melodies", his most popular singles include " It's hard to say Goodbye", followed by "Broken Hearts", and “Inception”. Other successful titles like “Te Amo”, “Miss You”, and “Last Goodbye” also provoke nostalgic emotions that have captivated listeners worldwide. Not only does he produce music, but films, directs, and edits his own music videos.
Outside of the online world, his most popular piano composition “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye” has been featured in numerous episodes of the third season of the talk show افتح قلبك (Open Your Heart) from the EchoroukTV network in Algeria as background music for the story segments of the guests.
Other areas were his music has been featured include articles from Theinfinityplane.com, article titled: “The Piano Music Of Michael Ortega”, in which author James H. Paterson III, goes into more details stating “Michael Ortega has billed the two piano compositions as “sad,” although they do not strike me as inherently so.” when describing “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye”. IGN España titled: “La supuesta página web de Fallout 4 era falsa”, talking about a false page promoting the video game Fallout 4 that instead of containing information about the video game, it contained a link to a pianist (Michael ortega). xworldmusic.wordpress.com article titled: “Michael Ortega sad piano wiki”, describing him as “a young piano producer from the United States” and talking about the composition “Sad Piano” referring to “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye”.