Jose Ortiga

At the invitation of  Dorothy and Bob Bradbury, Jose, came to Deia in 1962 with his wife Angelines, ‘his right arm and his eyes’ (He lost his sight after a bicycle accident when he was six years old). He was a renowned concert pianista and had agreed to give lessons to Susi Bradbury. He gave one of the first  Deia concerts  that set the precident for years to come. Deia was a quiet town at night, no cars or electricity. People would sit on the street below the window of the Bradbury’s house listening to the melodious music coming from within. If a musician arrived in town, for example Walter Biemel, who played the viola, he would come and play as well. They  performed for pleasure and shared their talents with one and all.