Pianist/harpsichordist David Golub was an acclaimed chamber music conductor who performed before enthusiastic audiences as a member of the Golub Kaplan Carr Trio. He also appeared with the London Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, as well as other orchestras the world over. A Chicago native, Golub grew up in Dallas,TX. His father was a multi-instrumentalist and bought a piano to play to relax after he'd come home from work. When he heard his son pecking out the notes of a sonata, he encouraged him to learn the instrument and to take piano lessons at an early age; he moved to New York to study at the Juliard School of Music.
In 1979, he toured China with violinist Issac Stern. It was filmed as a documentary and released theatrically as From Mao to Mozart, winning the Academy Award for best documentary in 1980. Two years later, he formed a trio with violinist Mark Kaplin and cellist Colin Carr. During the '90s, he honed a childhood-borne interest in opera, and began conducting the Pandua Chamber Orchestra. Golub also has an extensive recording catalog which includes Smetana and Tchaikovsky Piano Trios, Franz Peter Schubert: Works for Piano, Violin and Cello, Viotti: Concerto Nos.4, 22 and 24, French Piano Trios, Tchaikovsky/Schumann/Rachmaninoff/Dvorak/Suk: Humoresque, Dvorak:Czech Suite In D/Nocturne/Serenade for Strings, Schubert: Works for Piano and Violin, Mendelssohn Piano Trios, Haydn: Desert Island/Arianna and Naxos, and Weber: Chamber Music. Time Magazine voted Golub's recording of Gershwin's "Concerto in F" and "Rhapsody in Blue" with the London Symphony Orchestra as one of the ten best records of 1988. At the age of 50, David Golub died of lung cancer in his Milan,Italy, home on October 16,2000.