Barna Juhász was born in 1968 in Győr. He studied at the Musical Secondary School in his home town and at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, from where he graduated in 1994, from the classes of György Konrád (viola), and György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados (chamber music). Between 1989 and 1991 he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. In 1991 he became a member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and joined the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1992. He is a regular contributor to the concerts of Camerata Salzburg. He has been married since 1995 and has two children.