Cory Pesaturo

Cory Pesaturo is the Only person to win World Championships in

Congratulations Cory!

Cory Pesaturo began playing at the age of nine, and in 2002, became the youngest person to win the National Accordion Championship.  He most recently won the 2011 Primus Ikaalinen World Championship and was the competitions first American contestant.  Additionally, Pesaturo won the Coupe Mondiale World Digital Accordion Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, in which he became the first American to win a World Accordion Championship since Peter Soave in 1986.  In doing so, he became the only person to win World Championships in Jazz, Acoustic and Digital Accordion. Pesaturo has performed in 5 different continents; including the countries of Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Tunisia and Japan.  

For college, he was accepted on the accordion at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA where he studied Contemporary Improvisation and became the second person to major in and graduate as an accordionist at the New England Conservatory.  His past performances have included filling in for an ill Myron Floren, the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show at the age of 12, performing on four occasions at the White House, and playing at six other public events and private functions for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. In 1999 he performed at a State Dinner held for the President of Hungary.  

In 2008, Roland named Pesaturo as part of their team of four American accordionists which will promote Roland’s V-Accordion to try to bring the accordion back to its former fame.  Pesaturo has also performed with different symphony orchestrasaround the country, including the Brockton Symphony Orchestra in 2003.

His music has been played for various Formula 1 races on SPEED TV and NBC Sports starting in 2007, on theVelocity program “Chasing Classic Cars”, and also at various Concours around the United States such as the Newport Concours d’Elegance and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He has also combined his interest in statistics and sports with his appearance on the “100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park” album in 2012, with current and past Boston Red Sox players, and journalists.  Pesaturo is also respected for his statistical work in meteorology as well, writing articles about hurricanes and winter weather for companies such as Accuweather, and most famously his 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season Records list.