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"Paul Pollei believes the ages between 11 and 13 are make-or-break years for pianists. "That's when they decide whether to keep going or not," said Pollei, artistic director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. The Bachauer is staging its quadrennial Junior Piano Competition this week in the Assembly Hall on Salt Lake City's Temple Square. Pollei hopes many young people who are on the fence about continuing piano lessons will turn out and perhaps be inspired by contestants who are "the age of kids who, in our society, give up." There are 37 pianists in this year's competition; as this article went to press, none of the competitors (invited from a field of more than 70 applicants) have dropped out. "That's a Bachauer first," Pollei noted.
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