Dávid Budai, born in Budapest, began his musical studies on the violin, but subsequently turned his interests to the viola da gamba. During his gamba training at Leipzig, he developed an interest in historically-informed improvisation while taking classes with Martin Erhardt. Since 2012, Dávid has studied at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen with Hille Perl. He performs as a chamber musician and soloist with numerous groups, including Weser Renaissance, the Bremer Barock Consort, Resonantia Leipzig, and the Michaelis Consort. He also regularly teaches viola ga gamba and improvisation.