Born in İstanbul, in 1977. She joined TRT İstanbul Children Chorus in 1986, and in 1987 she started her education at İstanbul Technical University Conservatory as a violin student.


During her teenage years, she practised rock guitar solos on the violin as well as the classical pieces and she developed her style in these years. In 1996, she joined Knight Errant and played in numerous concerts and recordings with the band.


She got her MA in violin in 2003 and she got her PhD in ethnomusicology in 2012. She wrote her thesis about fusion sub-genres in popular music.


Ilgin Ayik currently plays in various projects as well as with Knight Errant.