Life Changes Show, August 20, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Release The Power of Family Secrets with Guest Gary Stuart & Musical Guests Netta Skog, Matthias Matzke & Cory Pesaturo

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Release The Power of Family Secrets,” with Guest, Master Constellation Healing Facilitator, Gary Stuart and Musical Guests, Three World Electronic Accordion Champions, Netta Skog,  Matthias Matzke, Cory Pesaturo on The LIFE CHANGES Show

GUEST: GARY STUART and MUSICAL GUESTS: NETTA SKOG, MATTHIAS MATZKE, and CORY PESATURO

Guest, Gary Stuart

Guest Name: 
Gary Stuart
Gary Stuart
Guest Occupation: 
Master Constellation Healing facilitator
Guest Biography: 

GARY STUART

GARY STUART is a master Constellation Healing facilitator of more than 20 years, author, and transformational speaker. His latest book, MASTER YOUR UNIVERSE: How to Direct and Star in Your Own Life, shows you how to approach your life as a movie that you are producing and directing, not sitting in the audience.

Gary is internationally recognized for exploring invisible family dynamics through ancestral Family Constellations, which identifies ancestral family systems and negative entanglements that are affecting a person’s life right now.

Combining experience in diverse and progressive healing techniques, modalities and consciousness expanding practices, he is masterful at creating a powerful and safe container for people to look at some of the most emotional aspects in their life. Due to the ancestral nature of his work, at times the emotion may be that of a grandparent or relation.

Gary has been certified in the work including Bert Hellinger’s “Movements of the Spirit-Mind” Facilitator’s Training twice, to deepen his own practice and bring it to his clients. Gary has facilitated well over 10,000 healing experiences, and has provided training for facilitators and other professionals.

Gary offers Distance Constellation healing work for personal, business or organizational issues as well as breakthroughs in Prosperity, Organizational Empowerment, Familial Epigenetic and Past-Life Reincarnation. He conducts weekly workshops in California and travels worldwide.

Guest, Matthias Metzke

Guest Name: 
Matthias Metzke
Matthias Metzke
Guest Occupation: 
Roland V-Accordion World Championship
Guest Biography: 

MATTHIAS METZKE

After two years of basic musical education he began to play the accordion at the age of 6 at the municipal music school of Süßen.  From 2006 until now, he is a student at the Hohner Conservatory Trossingen in Germany.

In 2006 Matthias won the national final of the prestigious German competition “Deutscher Akkordeon Musikpreis” (German Accordion Music Prize) in the virtuoso entertainment music category.  In 2009 he won the 1st prize in the virtuoso entertainment music category of this competition, as well as the 1st prize in the classical music category and therefore was awarded the prize by the Prime Minister of his state.  Furthermore in 2007 and 2010 Matthias received the 1st prize in the national competition for classical music “Jugend musiziert” (Youths play music).  Also in 2008, Matthias won the second “Premio” during the 33rd international accordion festival “Città di Castelfidardo” in the junior competition for classical music.

2011 brought him a third place in the famous World Championship competition, the “Primus Ikaalinen”.  Also in this year he won the “Coupe Mondiale” World Championship in the category “Junior Virtuoso Entertainment”.

But his World Title came in 2013 when he won the Roland V-Accordion World Championship .  Later he won “Kid of the Year 2009” as overall winner of the “Kids2Keys” contest which is a competition for creativity and electronic instruments organized by the IFET association.  In 2014, he won a 2nd World Championship in the Digital Category of the Coupe Mondiale.

What Matthias loves about the accordion is the underestimated variety of this instrument and the possibility to use it for every possible style of music which often results in surprises.

Guest, Netta Skog

Guest Name: 
Netta Skog
Netta Skog
Guest Occupation: 
Finnish accordion player
Guest Biography: 

NETTA SKOG

Netta Skog is a Finnish accordion player known for being the “Rocker” of the accordion world. She started to play accordion when she was only 5 years old and she’s shown both versatility and virtuosity in her career.  American World Champion Cory Pesaturo calls her, the “Badass” of the accordion world.

In 2006 she won the Finnish Golden Accordion competition, a national Finnish competition, and her career began.  In the competition she played the song ”Dead to the World” from a very known Finnish metal band “Nightwish,” which attained much attention around the world. Mostly because of that performance, Battle Metal -band “Turisas” asked her to join the band. Netta was a official member in Turisas in 2007-2011 and got the chance to travel all around the whole world and play for crowds of up to 100,000 people!

In 2013 Netta decided to try her chances as a singer, so she attended to the Finnish Tango-competition and got straight to the finals, and was among the top six female singers.  In 2015 Netta was asked to join another Finnish folk metal band called “Ensiferum” for three years.

One of her biggest highlights was her World Championship in the Digital Accordion category of the Coupe Mondiale, which Matthias Matzke won in 2014, and Cory Pesaturo won in 2009. Since that, she has been one of the leading digital accordionists and has reached new crowds and young enthusiastic musicians.

Even though Netta’s life has been mostly surrounded by heavy metal music, she also writes some of her own music which contains a lot of pop and instrumental music. She is also very interested in movie soundtracks and therefore says that one of her idols is Hans Zimmer.  Netta continues to work with known bands, and has had the honor to perform with bands such as “Mokoma,” “Children of Bodom,” and “Turmion Katilot.”

Guest, Cory Pesaturo

Guest Name: 
Cory Pesaturo
Cory Pesaturo
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Accordion National Champion, Writer, Teacher
Guest Biography: 

CORY PESATURO

Cory Pesaturo (“C Pez”) is a graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he was the first in decades to major and graduate in the accordion.  Pesaturo tied the record for the youngest National Champion at 15, and later became the only person to win World Championships in Digital Accordion, Acoustic Accordion, and additionally Jazz Accordion.  The most famous accordion Legend in US history, Dick Contino, said when Cory was only 15, “Of all the accordionists I’ve seen over the years, Cory is the one to pass the torch to, the only one who has all the tools to bring the accordion back to its former glory.”  Pesaturo’s main contribution, is his work to revolutionize how the accordion should be used, played, and presented in modern music.  In 2014, Pesaturo gave a TED Talk on this quest for the instrument, the first Talk of its kind.  He has developed his own electric accordion, and has made the first ever skinned accordion that includes a symmetric midi lighting system attached to the keys.  In 2016 Facebook granted Cory “Verified” status, given to people who are well known and influential in their field.

Fittingly, Cory’s first major performance was sitting in for an ill Myron Floren at age 11 when the Lawrence Welk tour came to his home state of Rhode island, as the famed TV show is considered one of the instruments main reasons for its image collapse.  Pesaturo’s extensive résumé now includes performances with Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Depp, Pink Floyd’s Scott Page, Lady Gaga, and appearances at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton on 4 different occasions, starting at age 12.  On one of those occasions, he became the youngest person to ever perform at a State Dinner, playing with the Marine Strolling Strings for the President of Hungary.  He has since performed at 7 other events for the Clintons and continues to keep in touch as proved by his 14 letters from the first family.  He has judged accordion competitions in the US, Canada, and Europe, in addition to music competitions in general.  Cory also gives masterclasses on both Music Theory, Improvisation, and the Accordion at various universities throughout the US.

On his Classical side which is less known, a win at 16 years old in a concerto competition at the New England Conservatory of Music, gave Pesaturo the rare opportunity to perform with a Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist, where he became the youngest accordionists to ever solo with a symphony orchestra in the US back in 2003.  Concerning his Jazz side, Cory recorded two CD’s with saxophone legend George Garzone and his famous band “The Fringe” at age 19.  Since that time, Jazz has become the genre Cory is most noted for, though he feels comfortable improvising in almost any style.  It is worth noting that all of Pesaturo’s performances at the 3 World Championships were played on accordions which were not his, and were mostly improvised; Both of these are completely unprecedented in the world of accordion competition.

Cory is also heavily involved and respected with the weather and motor sports worlds as well.  From 2005 to 2006, he composed the Official list of records set by the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.  He has also written the lists for the 2007 and 2008 Seasons as well.  Moreover, he has put out reports on Winter Seasons for the Northeast of the United States, which have been featured on Accuweather.com and Wunderground.com amongst others.  He is known for being a pioneer in the FreeSledding world with his own sledding mountain called “CN Mountain”, and has various other hobbies which he dedicates himself to, including writing sports blogs for such as Bleacher Report.  Furthermore, he collaborated with members of the Red Sox and bands such as the Drop Kick Murphy’s on the “Fenway 100” album which released in 2012.  His music is regularly played with Formula 1 broadcasts on NBC, FOX, and Velocity, and has an ongoing musical relationship with 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston.  Cory is also currently working on a Formula 1 book that looks to change the way people analyze sports history and its champions in a similar fashion to Bill James’ Sabermetrics book on Baseball.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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