Abram Lufer

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Abram Lufer (born in Kiev, 25 August 1905 - died in Kiev, 13 July 1948[1]) was an Ukrainian pianist. 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.

He was appointed a professor at the Kiev Conservatory in 1935. In the post-war he served as the institution's director and resumed his role at the Kiev Philharmonic.