Henriette Puig-Roget

1910 - 1992



Born on January 9th 1910 in Bastia, Henriette Puig-Roget (born Henriette Roget) was a French pianist, organist and teacher. Her musical studies began at the Paris Conservatory in 1919, where she won six first prizes for her work between 1926 and 1930. She studied under Isidore Philipp, Jean and Noël Gallon, Estyle, Maurice Emmanuel and Marcel Dupré learning piano, harmony, music history, accompaniment, counterpoint, fugue and organ. She also learnt chamber music with Charles Tournemire. She won second prize in the Priz de Rome in 1933 and began appointments the following year at the Oratory of the Louvre, where she stayed until 1979, and the Grand Synagogue of Paris, where she remained until 1952. She also worked as a vocal coach at the Paris Opera and as a pianist on the radio from 1935 until 1975. For a brief period from 1957, she taught at the Paris Conservatory before moving to teach at the University of Fine arts and Music in Tokyo, Japan in 1979, where she taught piano, music theory and chamber music.