Daniela Braun studied in London, Paris and Vienna, her teachers include Richard Gwilt and Katherine MacGillivray. She regularly performs and records with period-instrument ensembles in the UK and in Europe such as Sweelinck Ensemble, Gabrieli Players, Florilegium, Dresdner Barockorchester, Freiburger Barockorchester, Elbipolis and Academia Montis Regalis, Italy. She is principal viola of capella vitalis berlin.
Daniela also has a keen interest in contemporary music and is a member of Paulus Barokk in Oslo, an ensemble performing baroque and contemporary music on period instruments.
Another special interest is the viola d’amore, on which Daniela performs as well as she researches music for and the history of this instrument. She has performed chamber music and concertos at numerous Festivals in Europe including the Oslo Chamber Music Festival and Haugesund Fartein Valen Festival. In 2012 Daniela was invited to the congress of the Viola d’amore Society of America to speak about her research of viola d’amore music and to perform some of the discovered pieces. In addition to researching and playing the repertoire of the 17th and 18th century Daniela is also interested in contemporary viola d’amore music and has performed and recorded viola d’amore music by Rachel Stott, Garth Knox and Nils Henrik Asheim.