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Abram Mikhailovich Lufer

composer , music educator

Abram Lufer was an Ukrainian pianist.


Lufer, Abram was born on August 25, 1905 in Kiev.


Pupil of G. Beklemishev.


1st prize at the All-Ukrainian Competition for Pianists, 1930, and 4th prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw, 1932. Taught at the Lysenko Institute ofHigher Musical Studies from 1934. Professor from 1934. Director of the Kiev Conservatory.


  • The Head of the Lysenko Musical Institute's piano department since 1929, Lufer won the Kharkiv'30 All-Ukrainian Piano Competition and was appointed the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine's soloist. Two years later he was awarded a 4th prize at the II Fryderyk Chopin competition - having tied with Bolesław Kon, he lost at the coin flipping. His disciple Tatyana Goldfarb was awarded a 9th prize at the competition's next edition.