Trina Basu is a multifaceted violinist and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. She co-leads Karavika, a contemporary chamber ensemble, inspired by South Asian, American and Western chamber music. All About Jazz praised their debut album as "a liquid and organic brew that sounds inevitable, as if it's existed forever." Trina has performed at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Florida Folk Festival and Sutter Math Ashram in India. She has shared the stage with artists such as Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron, Dr. John, Greg Phillinganes, Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Imani Uzuri, Urban Bush Women, Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra and Krishna Bhatt. She is a recipient of the Indo-Shastri Canadian Institute artist fellowship and studied South Indian Classical violin in Chennai, India with Vittal Ramamurthy and Padma Shankar. Other mentors include violinists Su Fink and Eliot Chapo, sitarist Nalini Vinayak, trumpeter Longineu Parsons among many others.
Trina is a graduate of Florida State University in Music Therapy and has a Suzuki teaching training from School for Strings. She has worked as a teaching artists in several underserved public schools throughout NYC, led workshops for children, college and professional level artists. She runs a private teaching studio, co-directs Brooklyn Songbirds, a summer music program and teaches Raga Kids, an Indian based music class. Trina is a co-founder of Brooklyn Raga Massive.