Margaret Fondbertasse, piano, and Meghan Dibble, mezzo soprano, are Katzenduo. Bridging serious and playful vocal music and bringing it to all.
Cabaret, Cabernet & Canapes
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Los Altos, CA
Private concert benefitting the Pacific Women’s Chorus
Heggie, Weill, Bolcom, Britten
Public concert benefitting Cat Town Oakland
$30, suggested donation
An Evening of Cabaret and Cocktails
with William Tull, baritone
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Community Music Center,
San Francisco, CA
Heggie, Kahane, Bolcom, Britten
$20, suggested donation
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. In addition to the PWC, she accompanies the Oceana High School Choir under the direction of Michelle Hawkins, and the Skyline College Concert Choir under the direction of Jude Navari. A former staff accompanist at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she currently serves as Faculty Accompanist at Skyline College, is a member of the Lowell Trio, 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.