Barna Kobori was born on 12.11.1965 in Kronstadt (Brasov, Romania) .
He has lived in Vienna since 1986 and became an Austrian citizen in 1988.
Barna Kobori began his violin studies at the age of five, and graduated from the music college in Cluj (Romania) in 1984. Following his graduation he became a member of the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, where he worked as the assistant concert master for two years. During this time he appeared as a soloist together with the orchestra and also performed at numerous recitals.
In 1986 Barna Kobori passed the entrance examination for the “Liszt Ferenc” Music Academy in Budapest and at the same time gained an audition for the position as first violinist at the Hungarian State Orchestra (AHZ).
From 1987 until 1992 he studied at the Vienna University of Music with Prof. Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet).
In 1987 Barna Kobori became a member and third concert master of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He became an orchestra soloist in 1996. During this time he worked with great artists including Philippe Entremont, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sándor Végh, Sir Neville Marriner, Heinz Holliger and took part in many tours in Europe, USA, Japan and South America.
Since June 1998 Barna Kobori has been an associate of the Royal College of Music in London.
In 1998 he formed the aron quartett with Ludwig Mueller, Georg Hamann and Christophe Pantillon.