Lawrence Neuman, violist
Lawrence Neuman has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1991. Before coming to Chicago, he was violist with the Miami String Quartet.
A founding member of the Lincoln String Quartet, comprising four members of the Chicago Symphony, Lawrence Neuman is heard frequently in chamber music throughout the Chicago area and has performed in chamber ensembles across the United State, in Europe, and in South America. He has been heard at festivals in Marlboro, La Jolla, Madison, Portland, Davenport, and Napa and also collaborates regularly with Mistral, a chamber music group in Boston. Other chamber music has included collaborations with such artists as Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Lydia Artymiw, Gil Shaham, Yefim Bronfman, and Simone Lamsma.
During the 1998-99 season, Neuman took a leave of absence from the CSO to serve as principal viola of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Lawrence Neuman is a member of the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he teaches viola and coaches chamber music.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Lawrence Neuman attended the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers included Heidi Castleman, Donald McInnes, and Robert Vernon.