Katzenduo is Meghan Dibble, mezzo soprano, and Margaret Fondbertasse, piano.
Margaret Fondbertasse has devoted her adult years to finessing the art of accompanying, chamber music and teaching. A former student of John McCarthy, Anne Crowden and Janet Guggenheim, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Chamber Music from the University of California, Berkeley where she was the recipient of the Eisner Prize for piano performance. This was followed by an auspicious grant, the Hertz Fellowship, which enabled her to pursue postgraduate studies with John Wilson at the Royal College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom. Margaret made her solo orchestral debut playing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Coastside Community Orchestra. She accompanies the Peninsula Women’s Chorus under the direction of Martin Benvenuto, the Skyline College Concert Choir under the direction of Jude Navari, and the Oceana High School Choir under the direction of Michelle Hawkins. A former staff accompanist at SFCM and a former piano faculty member at SFCMC, she currently serves as faculty accompanist at Skyline College, collaborates with mezzo-soprano Meghan Dibble as Katzenduo, and is the proud mother of her science nerd son, Zachary.
Meghan Dibble has sung both regionally and around the Bay Area in concert and in theatrical productions. She has performed as a soloist with Masterworks Chorale, Pocket Opera, West Bay Opera, and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra. Some of Meghan’s favorite roles include Lucy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Witch (Into the Woods), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Old Lady (Candide), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro).
Outside of performing, Meghan is an active voice teacher and professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In the moments away from music, Meghan is likely watching cat videos or scheming how to open a farmed animal sanctuary.