The Duo di Morcote was founded in 1991 to play traditional music principally from Ticino, the southern side of Switzerland and also to play
classical music written for two mandolins (or for mandolin and mandola).
Both collaborate with other bands.
|Stefano Fedele: vocals, mandolin, violin and hurdy-gurdy.|
|Giordano Morettini: vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola and percussions.|
Ambassadors of Tessin music for more than twenty years, Stefano Fedele and Giordano Morettini play tracks from the most antique traditions from the riverbanks of Ceresio, specially from the collection of Isidoro "Dorin" Frigerio.
Their repertoire includes also more recent folk music from all over the canton, from nearby Italy and from other countries.
The music played and sung by the Duo di Morcote is mostly learned by ear, as the musical notation of old traditional songs is scarce.
|1992||Innsbruck (A), Alps Folk Music Award, vote: "excellent"
TSI, "La Palmita"
|1993||Albisrieder Volksmusik-Wettbewerb, Swiss Folk Music Award, 3rd place
SFDRS, "Gala für Stadt und Land"
|1994||RSI, RSR, RR, DRS Motier, Swiss national festivity
RR, Various concerts in Chur and in Ilanz
|1997||TSI, documetary about the lake Ceresio|
|1998||SFDRS, "Hopp dä Bäse"
TSI, "4note in compagnia"
Milan (I), 75th anniversary of the Pro Ticino
Recording of the CD "Ul Pugiöö"
|1999||TSI, documentary about traditional music
SFDRS, Basel, MUBA
Riva S. Vitale, "Musica nel Mendrisiotto" - "Young Talents" concert on the topic "The mandolin between popular and classic"
|2000||TSI, traditional music
RSI, Crans Montana
Viarmes (F), concerts for the 40th Morcote-Viarmes twinning anniversary celebration.
|2001||RSI, Mendrisio, Sagra dell'uva
Morcote, concert for the 10th anniversary of the Duo di Morcote, recorded live by the Swiss Radio.
|2002||San Salvatore, 5. Folk Festival "Folk on the top"
Kaprun (A), Mountain Bike World Championships
|2003||Morcote, swiss cultures gathering: Morcote, Meiringen, Eschenbach, Le Landeron and Scuol.
TSR, Ponte Brolla, "De si de la"
DRS, "Rock und Edelweiss"
|2004||DRS, "Zööge-n-am Bööge"
25th EBU European Folk Festival, Pula, Croatia (HR)
RSI, "La domenica popolare"
SFDRS, "Hopp dä Bäse"
1st Interfolk Festival, Mistery Park Interlaken
|2005||Viarmes (F), concerts for the 45th Morcote-Viarmes twinning anniversary celebration.|
|2007||Blenio, Tre giorni di musica popolare|
|2009||RSI, Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona|
|2011||DRS, "Zööge-n-am Bööge"
Rapperswil, Folk Festival
|2013||Ticino Evenings in Hotel-Restaurant Kreuz in Kaiserstuhl|
|2014||Stubete am See, Zürich|
|2015||Concert in Locarno Locarno Folk Festival|
|2016||Recording of the new CD|
|Listen to some of our songs:|