Braun was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). He moved to Mandate Palestine when he was two. Braun studied at the Israel Academy of Music. He received a Master's degree in Classical Studies from Tel Aviv University. In 2001, Braun was awarded the Israel Prize for music.
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