Biography of Lawrence Neuman
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. As a chamber musician, he is heard frequently throughout the Chicago area and has performed across the United States and in Europe. He has been heard at festivals and chamber music series in Boston, Marlboro, La Jolla, Madison, Napa, Portland, and Davenport. Chamber music collaborators have included such artists as Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Lydia Artymiw, Gil Shaham, and Aaron Rosand.
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. For several years, he has taught viola and chamber music at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.