About Me

Charlie Wild (formerly Charlie Heys) is one of the UK's most arresting and individual violin and folk fiddle players. Well-known for her beautiful sound and original compositions, she released her first solo album 'Little Beginnings' in 2017. She is also violinist and composer with string quartet The Froe, Propellor Ensemble and The Fair Rain.

She grew up in Hampshire where she studied with Joyce Ingledew and Devorina Gamalova, continuing her studies in classical violin at Birmingham Conservatoire where she gained a BMus(Hons) in 2009. She then went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow where she achieved a PgDip with distinction in Scottish fiddle music. She was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards with duo McNeill and Heys and is most proud of her work on their 4 critically acclaimed albums which received excellent reviews from respected magazines and newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.

She performs regularly all over the UK and teaches violin from her home in Worcestershire. She is also curator of a new baby and toddler musical innitiave 'Live Music For Little Ones', creating exciting and fun sessions for preschool age children to experience live music.

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