Filippo Gambetta & Emilyn Stam
The transatlantic musical partnership of Filippo Gambetta and Emilyn Stam is borne out of a shared sensibility that transcends their upbringings on opposite sides of the world. Both musicians are rooted in traditional dance music styles, yet each possesses insatiable musical curiosity and prolific imagination, qualities that keep their music dynamic, exploratory, and often undefinable. A native of Genoa in northwestern Italy, Filippo plays the organetto, the diatonic button accordion. Emilyn Stam is an inventive pianist, fiddler and composer who was raised in Smithers, Canada, and currently lives in Toronto.
Filippo and Emilyn have toured both Europe and Canada together, having performed at festivals such as Kaustinen International Festival (Finland), Festival TousCouleurs (Italy), Vancouver Island MusicFest (Canada). Above all, Filippo and Emilyn bring a depth, creativity, and passion to their instrumental folk music that is inspiring to experience.
The duo presents in 2016 Filippo’s new album Otto Baffi, performing in festivals such as Kaustinen Folk Festival (Finland), FestinVal (Italy), Touscouleurs (Italy). Otto Baffi is Filippo Gambetta’s fourth album of original compositions for diatonic accordion, which features the piano playing of Emilyn Stam on 3 tracks.