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 Chicago-based Lincoln String Quartet, now in its 15th season, Lawrence Neuman is heard frequently in chamber music throughout the Chicago area and has performed in chamber ensembles across the United States and in Europe. He has been heard at the Marlboro Festival, SummerFest La Jolla, Music in the Vineyards, Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Quad-City Chamber Music, and Andover Chamber Music, and has collaborated with such artists as Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Lydia Artymiw, Gil Shaham, Yefim Bronfman, and Aaron Rosand.
During the 1998-99 season, Neuman took a leave of absence from the Chicago Symphony to serve as principal viola of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Since 2003 he has been a member of the faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
A native of Saint 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.