The violinist Daniel Auner has toured the stages of the world for many years and is today one of the most sought-after Viennese violinists of his generation. The “master violinist” (Die Presse), winner of the KlassikPreis Österreich and Eugéne Ysaÿe competition, is a regular guest of renowned orchestras and important music festivals worldwide; often also as the “Primarius” of his string quartet, the “Auner Quartett”. The international press describes his playing with: "... agility, looseness, definitely in the sense of capricious Vienneseism, but on the basis of a thought off as well as technically ordered performance (klassik.com) … Playing with a light touch and an engaging tone, with nicely judged vibrato giving genial warmth .. impeccable intonation … (The Strad). “With his impressive stylistic assurance and musical flexibility, he imbues his interpretations of works from diverse periods with a captivating stamp of authenticity. “(Radio Ö1).
Auner is filled with musical curiosity, regularly leading him to the Viennese National Library and the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg. As a former student of Christian Altenburger, Igor Ozim and Boris Kuschnir, he additionally studied three years with musicologist Dagmar Glüxam the theory of affects in the 17th and 18th centuries. Learning the rhetorical rules used from all composers - Bach to Brahms - as well as rediscovering certain performance methods, concluded in a complete recording of the Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach. This project, supported by the University Mozarteum Salzburg, with a revolutionarily different approach - namely based on the rules of musical rhetoric, will be published in 2020.
Musical collaboration with well-known conductors such as Andres Orozco-Estrada, Theodor Guschlbauer, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Lee Mills, Peter Kuhn, Marin Alsop, Ben Palmer, Peter Guth, Marta Gardolinska, performing with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich, Bergische Symphoniker, Russian Philharmony, Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Sinfónica Brasileira, Bergische Symphoniker, Bruno Walter Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein led him to some of the biggest stages worldwide such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Suntory Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Dom Musiki Moscow, Philharmonie St. Petersburg, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon amongst others.
Daniel Auner founded the “Auner Quartet” in Vienna in 2015. With this string quartet and the “Vienna Mozart Trio” he performs regularly in many of the major European concert halls. As a passionate chamber musician, he regularly performs also with partners such as Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Julia Hagen, Patrick Demenga, Jan Vogler, Dennis Russell Davies, Cristian Budu, Ingrid Fujiko-Hemming, Pavel Gililov, Robin Green, Hannfried Lucke, Cristian Budu, Ingrid Fujiko-Hemming amongst others.
Daniel Auner teaches violin at the renowned Prayner Conservatory in Vienna since 2018. 2020 he was invited to the board of the renowned Fritz Kreisler society Vienna, organising e.g. the Fritz Kreisler competition.
In 2020 he became the artistic director of the Mödling Symphonic Orchestra. As a conductor and “Stehgeiger” of the music by Johann Strauss, Daniel Auner performs worldwide with the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and Vienna Residence Orchestra.
His 12 CD recordings have been released on the labels Gramola Vienna, Capriccio, Coviello and Preiser Records; his CD "Dialog mit Mozart" (Gramola) was particularly praised by the international press - and celebrated as CD of the month by the renowned Strad magazine. Radio and TV productions such as the opening of the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, the production "Caprice Viennois" at the invitation of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk MDR in Leipzig as well as concert recordings by ORF, Radio Klassik, Radio France Musique, Radio Clásica de RNE, TV Globo Brazil, ORF 1 and ORF 2 are available.
Daniel Auner is working as a cultural ambassador for the Austrian Government being on the artists roaster of the "New Austrian Sound of Music”. These often educational appearances took him also to countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Belize, Tunisia, Iran, Kuwait, South Africa etc.
Since 2018 Daniel Auner teaches as a Violin Professor at the renowned Prayner Conservatory Vienna and is regularly invited to give masterclasses worldwide, especially about the interpretation of works from the first Viennese school; Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.
Daniel Auner plays on "Elia", one of the most beautiful instruments by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, belonging to the Austrian National Bank, and is generously supported by Thomastik Infeld.