Romantic Viennese Guitars
Romantic Viennese Guitars
One of the most exceptional classical guitar duos to emerge in recent years.
Ever since their debut, Duo Morat-Fergo has made a name through their ground breaking arrangements and interpretations of 19th Century piano music. Musical intimacy and precision are some of the duo's hallmarks, defined by their ability to make the sound of their guitars melt together and appear as one instrument.
Christian Fergo and Raoul Morat met while studying with Echo prize winner Frank Bungarten. A mutual love for Schubert's music sparked the beginning of the duo. One of their goals is to use the extraordinary abilities of the romantic Viennese guitars in their arrangements of the piano music of among others Mozart, Schubert and Chopin.
'Recently I experienced a magic moment of music. Two fine musicians – Christian Fergo and Raoul Morat – played Schubert on two guitars. I felt transformed back to the time of Schubert and thought I heard pianos from his Epoche. A moment full of magical sounds.'
- Elisabeth Leonskaja, pianist
- Gitarre und Laute
‘With lavish nuances of color they illuminate the intimate side of this music extremely delicately and incredibly touching.’
- Neue Luzerner Zeitung
'The Schubert-Arrangements by this excellent guitar duo, Morat-Fergo, are a true discovery: rarely was the intimacy and charm of this music more beautifully illuminated.'
- Michael Endres, pianist
'Such crescendos I've never heard from a plucked duo. That and Duo Morat-Fergo's perfect timing let the melodies sing for real. I'm looking forward to their new cd.'
- Jan Tulacek, luthier
We are absolutely delighted to announce the CD release of our first album ‘A Sentimental Moment’ on Challenge Records International. The CD features famous piano music by Franz Schubert and will be released on November 2.
Our arrangement of Schubert's Winterreise for tenor and guitar duo is going to be published. We have signed the contract with Viennese publisher Doblinger Verlag, famous for its editions of amongst others Schubert's music.
Read more about our Winterreise Project with tenor Julian Pregardien...
Live performance of ‘Frühlingstraum’ (Spring Dream) from Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ with German Tenor Georg Poplutz.
January 28 - Chamber Recital - Fribourg, Switzerland; René Perler, bass - Sebastian Diezig, cello - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
February 21-25 - Irish Tour - Maynooth, Castletown, Ireland
May 13 - Chamber Recital - Ronco, Switzerland; Mattia Zappa, cello - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
December 1 - 8:00 pm - Chamber Recital - Benefiz Concert - Neuchatel, Switzerland; Mattia Zappa, cello - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
December 2 - 7:30 pm - Chamber Recital - Marianischer Saal - Lucerne, Switzerland; Mattia Zappa, cello - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
December 3 - 11:00 am - Chamber Recital - Helferei - Zurich, Switzerland; Mattia Zappa, cello - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars Kulturhaus Helferei
January 21 - 5:00 pm - Duo Recital - Ono - Bern, Switzerland; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
January 28 - 5:00 pm - Duo Recital - Marianischer Saal - Lucerne, Switzerland; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
February 10-14 - CD-Recording - Detmold, Germany
February 11 - Duo Recital - Marienmunster, Germany; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
February 16 - Duo Recital - Tschiertschen, Switzerland; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
April 15 - Duo Recital - Linz, Austria - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
September 16 - 5:00 pm - Duo Recital - Vienna, Austria - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - Kunst rund um Schubert
November 9 - 8:00 pm - Duo Recital - Neuchatel, Switzerland - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - more info here
November 10 - 5:00 pm - CD Release Event ‘A Sentimental Moment’ - Lucerne - Switzerland - Atalier Karl Koch
November 17 - 7:00 pm - Duo Recital - Hauskonzert Feldberg, Germany; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - www.hauskonzert-feldberg.de
November 25 - 5:00 pm - Duo Recital - Uster, Switzerland; Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - more info here
February 22 - 7:00 pm - Winterreise - Lied Recital - Aarau, Switzerland; Georg Poplutz, Tenor - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
February 23 - 7:30 pm - Winterreise - Lied Recital - Basel, Switzerland; Georg Poplutz, Tenor - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - www.bauartbasel.com
February 24 - 5:00 pm - Winterreise - Lied Recital - Luzern, Switzerland; Georg Poplutz, Tenor - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
March 3 - 5:30 pm - Chamber Concert - Eglise de Vaulruz - Vaulruz, Switzerland, Rene Perler, bariton - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
October 19 - Duo Recital - Aux Losanges - Tschiertschen, Switzerland - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars
January 17 - 7:30 pm - Duo Recital - Willisau, Switzerland - Duo Morat-Fergo, guitars - www.musikinstrumentensammlung.ch
Schubert's piano music for Romantic Viennese Guitars
The famous song cycle with Julian Prégardien
A recital with cellist Mattia Zappa - Music by Bach, de Falla and Schubert
Schubertreise by Irish composer Martin O'Leary