Elliott Golub served as concertmaster of Chicago's Music of the Baroque since its inception in 1972 through 2006. He was formerly concertmaster of the Robert Shaw Chorale and Seventh Army Orchestra and with the Contemporary Chamber Players at the University of Chicago, with whom he participated in many premieres and recordings. He has performed in the nation's capital at the National Gallery, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, and the White House.
Since 1995, he has taken his group, Trio Chicago & Friends, on ambassadorial trips to countries including China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Zambia, Uganda, Djibouti, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Jordan, Belize, Venezuela, Barbados, and Turkey. In 2008, he received an award from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, "... for excellence in promoting cultural diplomacy and mutual understanding" and in 2007 an award by the Bureau of African Affairs for "sustained and exceptional contributions to cultural diplomacy in Africa.” Golub is a trustee for the Music Institute of Chicago and a governing member of the Art Institute of Chicago.