Daniel Auner was born in Vienna in 1987 and studied at the University of Music in his hometown and with Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Master classes with Friedemann Eichhorn, Midori Goto and Rainer Kussmaul have supplemented his training.
Daniel Auner is the winner of several national and international violin competitions, among them the Johannes Brahms International Competition in 2007 and Violin in Dresden in 2008. In addition to his appearances as a soloist, chamber music has become an important aspect of his artistic work. Daniel Auner not only plays in a fixed formation, the Vienna Mozart-Trio, he is also often invited to international Chambermusic Festivals like the Moritzburg Festival or the Schwäbischer Frühling . Artists he has worked together with as a soloist or chamber musician include Dennis Russel Davies, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Markus Landerer, Patrick Demenga, Jan Vogler, Reinhard Latzko, Christian Altenburger, Melvyn Tan, Thomas Selditz, Avri Levitan and Christoph Schiller. Tours as a soloist or chamber musician have taken him to the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, France, and many countries in south-east Asia. In February 2009, at the invitation of the German radio and television station MDR, he recorded his debut CD, presenting a wide range of repertoire from Eugène Ysaÿe to Fritz Kreisler. In November 2010 he won the "Gradus ad Parnassum" Competition in Vienna and played Alban Bergs Violin Concerto together with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in the Viennese Konzerthaus.
Daniel Auner plays a Violin build by Hieronymus Amati and Johann Christoph Leidolff 1709 in Cremona and Vienna. Since 2011 he is supported by "Thomastik Infeld, Vienna"