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.



Highlights:



1991
  • Molteno (I)
  • 1992
  • Innsbruck (A), Alps Folk Music Award, vote: "excellent"
  • Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, "La Palmita" (watch video)
  • 1993
  • Albisrieder Volksmusik-Wettbewerb, Swiss Folk Music Award, 3rd place
  • SFDRS, "Gala für Stadt und Land" (hosted by Wysel Gyr)
  • 1994
  • Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR), Motier, Swiss national festivity
  • Radio Rumantsch, Various concerts in Chur and in Ilanz
  • 1996
  • IATA, Geneva
  • 1997
  • TSI, documetary about the lake Ceresio
  • 1998
  • SFDRS, "Hopp dä Bäse"
  • TSI, "4note in compagnia"
  • Milan (I), 75th anniversary of the Pro Ticino
  • Brunnen, Ländlermusiktreffen
  • 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, gala 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 'n' roll und Edelweiss"
  • Payerne, Comptoir Broyard
  • 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
  • 2010
  • Altdorf, Volksmusikfestival
  • 2011
  • DRS, "Zööge-n-am Bööge"
  • Rapperswil, Folk Festival
  • 2013
  • Ticino Evenings in Hotel-Restaurant Kreuz in Kaiserstuhl
  • Glion, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) Christmas concert
  • 2014
  • Stubete am See, Zürich
  • 2015
  • Concert in Locarno Locarno Folk Festival
  • Monte Carasso, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) Christmas concert, as "Duo Grande" featuring Leo Canepa on the accordion
  • 2016
  • Recording of the new CD
  • 2017
  • Le kiosqe à musiques, RTS
  • 2018
  • Official entertainment during the Swiss National Day celebrations in Rovio, as "Duo Grande" featuring Leo Canepa on the accordion
  • 2019
  • Little concert after the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Folk Music Association
  • Saignelégier (JU), Marché-concours, gala concert
  • SF DRS1, "Potzmusig" live broadcast from Crans Montana, as "Duo Grande" featuring Leo Canepa on the accordion



  • Listen to some of our songs: