Panthès, Marie

BORN 3 Nov 1871, Odessa - DIED 11 Mar 1955, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION Genève, Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (D-343)

Marie Panthès was born in Odessa to French parents. She studied piano at the Conservatory in Paris, where Henry Fissot (1843-1896) and Louise-Aglae Massart-Masson were her teachers. She quickly made herself a name and toured in Europe for many years. Between 1886 and 1936 she performed in Paris almost yearly.

In 1904 she was engaged as a teacher at the Conservatory in Geneva, but after an argument she left in 1917. She had married her second husband the violinist Maurice Darier (1879-1932) and together they moved to Lausanne. In 1927 her daughter Aline died.

In 1931 she returned to Geneva where she taught at the conservatory for another twenty years. In 1951 she retired. She went to New York for cancer treatment, but she died there in 1955.

Related persons
• met Debussy, Claude
• met Fauré, Gabriel Urbain
• was pupil to Massart, Louise-Aglaé
• met Saint-Saëns, Camille


The grave of Marie Panthès at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)


Paoli, Betty

Published: 16 Jun 2017
Last update: 16 May 2020