I was ten years old when I performed my first piano concerto. I remember I met the orchestra and conductor while they were on a tour in my hometown (the first time I heard a symphony orchestra). I approached them backstage and told them I was a musician and wanted to perform with them. Their conductor Maria Cortinas, who was very well known in Mexico, was kind to follow up with me and grant me an audition a few days later. I played a Mozart sonata and was offered a performance date on the spot.