Born in Torrent (Valencia), where he began his first musical studies at age 8. He entered the Conservatory of Music of Valencia, to begin studying the trumpet and, later, moved to Madrid to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music, with an exceptional career and the highest qualifications, crowned as opposed to the Extraordinary Honor Prize. At the same time he taught with Vicente Lillo, who always had a special interest in his preparation.
He then traveled to Paris to expand studies, acting as a soloist in the Organ Room of the National Superior Conservatory of Music, being teachers of this center Maurice André and Pierre Thibaud. From then on it attends numerous international trumpet courses.
He began his professional career in the Municipal Band of Castellón. At the age of 18 he belonged to the Municipal Band of Madrid and later, he obtained the rank of non-official in the Band of Music of the Head of State, (today Band of S.M. the King).
As a soloist, he is invited by many orchestras around the world, touring Europe, America, Japan, etc. He usually collaborates with the group "Los Virtuosos de Moscú". At the same time he performs recitals with organ, with the most prestigious national and foreign organists.
His concerns for the music of our days lead him to be a founding member and soloist of "Proyecto Gerhard", ensemble specialized in contemporary music. The composer Claudio Prieto has dedicated his "Mediterranean Concert" (concert for trumpet and orchestra), which premiered with the National Orchestra of Spain at the International Festival of Alicante and later at the Teatro Real in Madrid, obtaining great success from public and review.
He is a founding professor of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and member of the National Metals Group.
José Ortí combines this intense concert activity with teaching, a field in which he is frequently asked to teach courses in trumpet teaching.
It is in possession of the "Gold Medal of Fine Arts" and the "Knight's Cross of the Order of Civil Merit" granted by S.M. The King Don Juan Carlos.
He is trumpet soloist of the National Orchestra of Spain and Professor of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid and later of the "Joaquín Rodrigo" Superior Music Conservatory of Valencia.
He is a favorite son of the city of Torrent, and also, he was awarded the "Gold Medal". On behalf of the Exc. City Council, he composed the Torrent Hymn.
He is artistic director of the Spanish trumpet firm Stomvi, under whose direction he has built the instrument in Mi Mayor, which premiered it with the National Orchestra of Spain in the interpretation of the concert of J. Hummel in this same tonality.
He has held the position of Head of the Department of Wind-metal percussion and Jazz of the Superior Conservatory of Music "Joaquin Rodrigo" of Valencia, and the position of Vice-director of the same center.
He is member of the M. I. Academy of Valencian Music, being named, in the year 2012, "Musician Insigne" by the same one.
He is a regular guest as a teacher of the JORVAL (Young Orchestra of the Valencia Region), as well as the majority of Young Spanish Orchestras. It offers periodic classes to students in the European Young Orchestras and in the Gustav Mahler Orchestra.
As a result of his long activity as a soloist and teacher, he has countless professional students who currently occupy the majority of the jobs in the best Orchestras, Bands, Chamber Groups, soloists, Institutes and Conservatories in Spain, as well as in Europe.
In the field of direction, independently of the corresponding studies, it has to its credit that for more than 40 years as a soloist of the National Orchestra of Spain has been directed by the best directors of the world with the experience and knowledge that this entails, Having taken courses with several of them, based on the Spanish holders of the ONE Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Jesús López Cobos and to whom he has set guidelines in the world of the direction of Orchestra like Sergio Chelividaque.
He has been preparer directing the Symphonic Bands, Liria Musical Union, Santa Cecilia de Cullera, C.I.M. The Harmonica de Buñol, Musical Atheneum Schola Cantorum of the Vall d'Uixó, is a godfather and honorary director of the Santa Maria Magdalena de Novelda Band, and in recent years he has held the position of Artistic Director and Head of the Unió Musical Of Torrent.
Professor of the summer music course Forum Musikae.