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Paul Pollei (Paul Cannon Pollei) was born on 9 May, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, is a pianist. Discover Paul Pollei's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 77 years old?

Popular As Paul Cannon Pollei
Occupation Pianist
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 9 May 1936
Birthday 9 May
Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Date of death (2013-07-18)
Died Place N/A
Nationality Utah

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His wife is Norene Barrus (m. June 24, 1960)

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Paul Pollei Net Worth

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Throughout his career, Pollei presented workshops, lectures, and master classes to pianists both in the United States and internationally. Pollei was a long-time member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). His work with the MTNA included serving on the National Certification Commission, and in 2009, he was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow. He was also awarded the Madeleine Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in Utah in 2002.


Pollei was the coordinator of graduate keyboard studies and a member of the piano faculty at BYU for over forty years, retiring in 2001. While at BYU, Pollei was a co-founder and member of the American Piano Quartet, a group which utilizes two pianos and eight hands in order to play complex pieces. The quartet was formed in 1984 when the grandmother of one of Pollei's students gave him a piece designed to be played by four pianists. The group has performed in concerts in the United States and has continued an active career following Pollei's death.


Pollei, Paul C. "The Decline of Music in Mormon Culture", Sunstone: Mormon Experience, Scholarship, Issues, and Art, vol. 16:3, issue 89. Salt Lake City, UT: Sunstone Foundation, 1992.


In 1976, Pollei founded the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation and served as its director until his retirement in 2013. The foundation sponsors various piano festivals and international competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, which is now the second-largest piano competition in the United States. The competition originally began as the BYU Summer Piano Festival and International Competition, and in 1980, was renamed after a longtime Utah Symphony pianist and moved from Provo to Salt Lake City.


Pollei was the author of Pedagogical Tips for Piano Teaching in 1969 and Essential Technique for the Pianist: An Organized and Systematic Method of Teaching Piano Technique in 1996.


Pollei was married to Norene Barrus on June 24, 1960, in the Salt Lake Temple, and the couple had two children. Pollei was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a ward bishop, a Primary pianist, and as a missionary in France and Belgium. He died on July 18, 2013, at the age of 77.


Paul Cannon Pollei (May 9, 1936 – July 18, 2013) was an American pianist and member of the piano faculty at Brigham Young University (BYU). Pollei retired as a faculty member at BYU in 2001. During his time at BYU, he co-founded the American Piano Quartet, which remains active after his death. He was an international ambassador for piano music, as well as a frequent lecturer and teacher. He founded the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation in 1976, serving as director until 2013. The foundation sponsors many competitions and festivals. Pollei was also active on many advisory boards and a member of many organizations, including the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). He was given an award in 2002 for his work in the arts. Pollei wrote about piano pedagogy and instruction for various professional journals in the United States and authored two books on the subject.

Paul Pollei was born on May 9, 1936, to Eric and Emily Cannon Pollei in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began studying the piano at age five and played throughout his youth. Pollei attended East High School, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah. Following his graduation, Pollei attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, to earn his master's degree, and taught general music and theory at Carthage Central School in Carthage, New York. Pollei received his PhD at Florida State University in 1975, and later spent time at the Sherwood Music School in Chicago, Illinois.