Bio

Barbara Wild (born as Barbara Wildberger) has established herself as one of the top Swiss female violin/fiddle players and vocalist/backing vocalist. Barbara is performing with the elite of the Swiss country and pop scene. She also has chances to perform with International known bands, here in Switzerland when they are on tour, and also in other countries. She loves performing at all kind of venues, from small clubs and private partys to big concert halls and festivals. Barbara Wild feels most comfortable and at home on stage, performing live in front of an audience.

Barbara has a big sense for melody and groove. Her powerful, cheerful and gentle personality reveals wonderfully in her music. Barbara’s musical talent, instrumental skills, and her determination to deliver musical precision while maintaining a playful manner, make her a musician, violinist and singer, who is both enjoyable and professional to work with either on stage or in the recording studio.

Barbara Wild is performing or has performed with many bands such as:

Gary Scott (USA/CH),  Tony Lewis & Tuff Love (CH/USA), The Good Brothers (CAN), Eliane Müller (CH) (Das Grösste Schweizer Talent), Marco Gottardi (CH), Marshall Morlock Band (USA), Jeff Turner (AUS/CH), Las Vegas Country Band (CH), Andy Martin Band (CH),  Reto Burrell (CH/USA), Pull-Over Party Band (CH), Joe Douglas Cajun (USA), Jenny Casey (USA), Triple Bypass (CH/USA), Lucky Al & the Gundfighters (CH/I), Two Rocks Band (CH), Rudi Nielson (Norway), Frankie Desoto (GB), Chicken Fischer (GB/CH), Randy Thompson (USA), Virginie Schaefer (F), Steve Waylon Band (Can), among other artists

Venues where Barbara Wild has performed:

Intern. Country Music Festival Albisgüetli Zurich, Country & Trucker Festival Interlaken, Country Night in Gstaad, Country Night Grindelwald, Blue Balls Festival Luzern, Klewenalp Country Festival, Palace Hotel St. Moritz, Hotel Schatzalp Davos, Grandhotel Schweizerhof Luzern, KKL Luzern, KKThun, Kursaal Interlaken, Piazza Grande Locarno, Marine Ball of the U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Little Nashville Saloon, Rattlesnake Saloon Munich, Country Festivals in Norway and Denmark, Giverola Hotel in Spain, Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, Cliff’s Ranch in San Francisco, Smoking Tuna Saloon Key West, Florida, Mangrove Mama, in Florida, and many more.

Barbara Wild was raised in a musical and artistic family. Barbara’s father can hear the perfect pitch and is a good piano player and architect, Barbara’s mother sings in choirs. Barbara started singing as a child and later, at the age of 10 she started playing the violin. With 13 years, at the gymnasium, she could join the classical orchestra there. As a teenager she got inspired by pop music, later also by country music and jazz-improvisation. Barbara Wild graduated at the WIAM, Academy for Contemporary Music, (Jazzschool), in Winterthur, Switzerland, an in the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Switzerland.

Barbara was born and raised on the shores of Lake Constance in Switzerland. Perhaps it’s her roots which explain why Barbara feels most comfortable around the element of water, be it a sparkling clear lake or the ocean where she feels inspired by the sound of churning and foaming waves and by breakers spilling and crashing onto the beach. Listening to the silence and watching the sunset colors reflecting in the sea reminds her of the romance of a violin song.

Barbara Wild loves music, traveling, nature, swimming, hiking, windsurfing and yoga.

“It makes me happy to touch peoples heart through music”