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Salt Lake businessman Robert A. Belanger has been elected chairman of the board of the newly rechristened Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, succeeding Barbara L. Tanner, who had served as chairman since 1981.

In addition, Diana S. Ellis was elected vice chairman.According to managing director Bonnie H. Stephens, the foundation will be the parent organization of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, the Junior Bachauer Piano Competition, the Bachauer Recital Series, Bachauer artists management and Recitals in the Towne.

Beginning in 1976 as part of the Brigham Young University Summer Piano Festival, the Bachauer competition became an independent, non-profit public-supported arts organization in 1986. Recently a pledge by an anonymous donor to match contributions up to $75,000 was announced for fiscal year 1990.

Currently chief executive officer of First Professional Bank, Belanger owns and operates Belanger Antiques with his wife, Jeanne. He has served as senior representative for Bank of America in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Brussels, and as director of the National Foreign Trade Council and American Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.

Ellis is member of the board of trustees of the Utah Heritage Foundation. She has been president of the Junior League of Ogden and the Ogden Symphony/Ballet Association and a member of the board of directors of the Utah Symphony.

- THE SOUTH SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL choral group Tapestry has been invited to represent Utah at the International Festival of Music in Dublin, Ireland. The group's director is Paulette Sillvester.

The appearance will be part of an 11-day tour of the British Isles, to be funded in whole or in part by choir members. Included will be performances in the National Concert Hall and a Dublin cathedral.