Top of the World mentor Paul Pollei has passed away

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It is with great sadness that we received the message that Paul Pollei had passed away on July 18, 2013. We have lost a dear friend and mentor, and owe Paul Pollei everything.
When he visited Tromsø in 1999, he came up with the idea of an international piano competition in Tromsø, that he called “the most exotic place in the world.” In 2009, when The first Top of the World International Piano Competition took place, Paul Pollei came to  Tromsø as our guest of honor.
Bless his memory!
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