Barbara Höfling grew up in Hanover, where she began her Musical studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater as a violinist, than later as a singing pupil of professor Gerhard Faulstich. She continued her studies with Anna Reynolds in Bayreuth and, since 2009, with Bernarda Fink.
Her wide-ranging repertoire in Lied, Oratorio and Opera has taken her all over Germany, as well as to New York (Carnegie Hall), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Vienna (Musikverein), Paris, Madrid and Monaco.
Barbara has received much critical acclaim for her singing at the opening concert of Basel’s Les Muséiques Festival, her performance of Wolf’s orchestral songs at the rededication concerts of the Dresden Frauenkirche and her appearance in the Gubaidulina Festival for NDR Radio.
Her first CD, featuring songs by Schumann, Schubert and Fauré, released in 2010, won her the Supersonic Award. In the same year NDR Radio recorded and broadcast Barbara in Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder in their Chamber Music Series.Her second CD of the Galgenlieder by Sophia Gubaidulina received much acclaim in the international press.
Her latest CD with Chamber Music by Mahler, Mussorgsky and Hindemith was issued in 2015.
As well as a singer, Barbara is the conductor of the Deutscher Chor London.