Turkish-born violinist, composer, and educator, Eylem Basaldi performs in a wide array of settings featuring Balkan, Middle Eastern, North African and Southeast Asian musical traditions. She is a member and collaborator in various music groups, including Dolunay and Sandaraa and is a sought-after improvising violinist in world, rock and jazz music settings. 


Classically trained at the New England Conservatory, Basaldi has played and recorded with many groups including Grammy winner Snarky Puppy, Dave Brubeck, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. During 2017, Basaldi was a band member on the Off-Broadway show The Boy Who Danced On Air and was a sub on the Broadway show, Indecent.