The Bottasso brothers, Nicolò on violin and Simone on diatonic accordion, play a show of world music with their own compositions and reinterpretations of folk songs. The Duo is always looking for a compromise between the delicacy on their instruments and the explosive energy that never fails to these two young musicians: all this combined with the complicity of this two brothers bound by the desire to keep evolving the tradition of their homeland.
In 2014 Duo Bottasso releases his first album Crescendo, featuring Elena Ledda, Mauro Palmas, Gilson Silveira and many others guests. Cresendo symbolizes both the music dynamics and a the story of two brother musicians firmly rooted in the dance music of the Occitan area in Italy, aiming at the adeventuring in the paths of new compositions and improvisation.The Duo played in many important festivals and works as directors and teachers for the orchestral project Folkestra&Folkoro.
When was 7, Nicolò Bottasso took an interest and soon learned to play the fiddle. Along with playing Occitan traditional music he then studied other violin styles and repertories attending master classes under Raphael Maillet, Tony Canton, Daniel Gourdon and Dave Shepherd. In 2005 he entered classical training at G.F. Ghedini Conservatoire in Cuneo, where he attended classes under Ludovico Tramma, Manuel Zigante and Giovanni Zordan. In 2010 he began to study the trumpet with Fabiano Cudiz. From 2014 he has been studying violin under Piergiorgio Rosso and jazz under Giampaolo Casati at G. Verdi Conservatoire in Turin.
With Duo Bottasso and Stygiens he has performed many important festivals in Italy (Premio Andrea Parodi, Sentieri Acustici), France (Rencontre International des Luthiers et Maitres Sonneurs), Montecarlo (Printemps des Arts), Netherlands, Belgium (Gooikoorts, Boombalfestival), the United Kingdom (Sidmouth Folk Week, Towersey Village Festival), Portugal and Germany.
With Ensemble TradAlp he has played in Spain and Finland. With his brother Simone and Pietro Numico shares membership and artistic direction of Folkestra&Folkoro, a 50 members orchestra created by Duo Bottasso in 2009. He recorded TradAlp with Ensemble TradAlp and Crescendo with Duo Bottasso .