David Lauri was born in Basel. Subsequent to his studies under Stanislav Apolin at the conservatory in Lucerne, Lauri studied further in Maastricht and Basel in the concert class of Radu Aldulescu, he also completed master classes in chamber music headed by Piero Farulli of the Quartetto Italiano and Walter Levin from the La Salle Quartet. He has toured in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Australia and South America as a member of the Euler Quartet, the Merlin Trio and the ensemble of the International Society of Contemporary Music. He can be heard on recordings by Radio France, SWR, ORF and DRS and on CD recordings under the Accord (Paris) and Cantando labels. Davis Lauri has taught at the Basel Academy of Music since 1984.