Cory Pesaturo, a 21-year old resident of North Cumberland, RI, is in his senior year at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, and is the only accordionist enrolled. Mr. Pesaturo’s extensive resumé includes appearances at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton on 4 different occasions. On one of those occasions, he became the youngest person ever to perform at a State Dinner. He is also featured in Mrs. Clinton’s book “An Invitation to the White House”.
At 11, Mr. Pesaturo opened at the former Warwick Musical Theater for the ill Myron Floren. He has also opened at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, the Waterfires in Providence, and as a guest star at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT. Since then Mr. Pesaturo has been featured on Boston and Rhode Island news channels, the Providence Journal, the Valley Breeze and Neighbors Magazine. In 2000, Cory presented his own show at Diamond Hill State Park for the Summer Concert Series where he played the clarinet and saxophone in addition to the accordion.
For nine consecutive years he has performed at the Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert in North Stonington, CT. Other performances include the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, RI, the Providence Performing Arts Center with tenor Michael Amante, and in Valhalla, NY with World Champion Accordion players Mario Tacca and Peter Soave. In July 2002, Cory became the youngest ever National Accordion Champion and went on to Copenhagen, Denmark for the Coupe Mondiale World Competition. A win in a concerto competition at the New England Conservatory of Music gave him the rare opportunity to perform at the 2003 Christmas Pops Concert with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist, where he became the youngest accordionist to ever solo with a symphony orchestra.
Cory has recently recorded two CD’s with George Garzone and his famous band “The Fringe”, and has been performing with them in the Boston and Providence region. Mr. Pesaturo is also heavily involved with the weather and motor sports worlds as well. From 2005 to 2006, he composed the Official list of records set by the inconceivable record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Furthermore, his music is played on Formula 1 broadcasts and he is currently working on a Formula 1 book that will change the way people look upon the sports history and its champions, and set to tour with F1 legend Peter Windsor.
- Youngest person to ever play at a State Dinner at the White House – 12 years old
- Youngest person to ever win the US National Accordion Championship – 15 years old
- Youngest person ever to be an accordion soloist with an orchestra – 16 years old
Review - http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2007/10/18/he_brings_accordion_into_jazzs_fold/
Article - http://www.projo.com/music/content/wk-pop27_09-27-07_9Q792BE.1826fbf.html