Marc Pantillon then had the chance to continue his studies with Paul Badura-Skoda, who took great interest in his development, encouraging him to seriously consider a career as a soloist. The prize as Soloist of the Swiss Musicians’ Association in 1987 served as the starting point for this career. Since then he has appeared frequently in recital and as a soloist with orchestra; he is likewise a chamber musician in great demand. Marc Pantillon teaches professional piano classes at both the Neuchâtel and Lausanne Conservatories.
His first solo recording ( "C Minor", Gallo ), warmly received by critics, was soon followed by other compact discs with partners such as the Moravian Chamber Orchestra, Spanish tenor Ruben Amoretti and oboist Roland Perrenoud. He now works for the famous swiss firm Claves, recently recording the six trios by Ignaz Lachner, a recital of pieces for piano by Stephen Heller and a programm of romantic music for viola and piano with Anna Barbara Dütschler.
A passionate botanist and bird-watcher, Marc Pantillon lives in the village of Môtiers, where nature has remained untouched and forests have hardly changed since Jean-Jacques Rousseau once roamed there...