Born in Poiana Sibiului.
Brilliant student of Gheorghe Dima.
Starting 1883, for over a quarter of a century, he leads the Orastie Choir (also known as "the Romanian Reunion Choir")
In 1906 - at the Roman Arenas in Bucharest, the Orastie Choir wins several gold medals in a choral festival.
Ioan Branga also held a few other positions:
Member of the “Ardeleana” Bank Supervisory Committee (director, later);
Member of the Parish Committee and the urban community
Retired in 1913.