Born in Dallas in 1963, Lawrence Figg began the cello in fourth grade strings class and later was accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age 18.

After graduating in 1985, he moved to France where he lived for five years in Paris. He was a member of the Orchestre de Chambre d’Alexendre Stajic, performed a season with Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble Intercomtemporain, and he was a regular recording artist for French radio and television. In 1986, he was a semi-finalist at the Tchaikovsky in Moscow and performed as soloist with several French orchestras during his stay in Paris.

In 1991, he won a position as section cellist in the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine under the direction of Alain Lombard and was later appointed to the position of assistant principal and then principal cello. Figg has been a member of the Kansas City Symphony since 1999.  Over the years he has appeared multiple times as a guest for the Kansas Public Radio and in 2018 he recorded Ingrid Stölzel's composition "The Road is All" on the CD "The Gorgeous Nothings" (label Navona Records). The Kansas City described him as a distinguished cellist with beautiful tone and passionate, singing musicianship

In 2020, Lawrence Figg was interviewed by "Tech in Art: Performance on the Digital Stage".

In his spare time, Lawrence Figg loves juggling.

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