© 2018 By Yael Offenbach

Yinon Muallem was born to an Iraqi origin family, in Israel 1968.  Initially, he started playing Latin percussion and then leading my way to Middle Eastern music. He has been influenced by a wide variety of traditional Turkish, Sufi, Gypsy, and Klezmer, Balkan and Indian music eventually creating his own style with a unique combination of this rich variety.

Having mastered bendir, goblet drum, Iranian Zarb, as well as kanjira and gatham of Southern India, Yinon has been influenced by percussion master Zohar Fresco, Iranian percussion masters Djamechid Chemirani and Pejman Hadadi, Ganesh Kumar and Subash Chandran from Southern İndia.  One of the biggest changes and influences in his life has been to move to live in İstanbul Turkey, where he met his beloved wife and settled for a family in İstanbul.

In addition to his well-received percussion work, Yinon mastered playing the oud in the last 20 years and has launched 10 albums so far composed of his own compositions mainly. 

Some projects Yinon realized  through  successful collaborations are  with Ross Daly (Greece), Alim Gasimov (Azerbaijan), Piris Eliyahu (Azerbaijan), Omer Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Zhubin Kalhor (Iran), Muhammed Alnuma (Iraq), Derya Türkan (Turkey), Kudsi Ergüner (Turkey), Tuluğ Tırpan (Turkey), Şirin Pancaroğlu (Turkey), Anjelika Akbar (Turkey), Tanju Duru (Turkey), Akın Eldes (Turkey), Erkan Oğur (Turkey), Ganesh Kumar and Subash Chandran (India), Israil  Andalusian Orchestra, Yair Dalal, Eyal Sela and Darma Group, Sheldon Sands (USA).

Yinon in the last recent years, also published 2 books in Israel, named “İstanbul-Tel Aviv” and “Deep inside a broken violin”. His music and authorship create a lot of synergies with good productivity and giving richness and depth to his art.

Yinon Muallem was born to an Iraqi origin family, in Israel 1968.  Initially, he started playing Latin percussion and then leading my way to Middle Eastern music. He has been influenced by a wide variety of traditional Turkish, Sufi, Gypsy, and Klezmer, Balkan and Indian music eventually creating his own style with a unique combination of this rich variety.

Having mastered bendir, goblet drum, Iranian Zarb, as well as kanjira and gatham of Southern India, Yinon has been influenced by percussion master Zohar Fresco, Iranian percussion masters Djamechid Chemirani and Pejman Hadadi, Ganesh Kumar and Subash Chandran from Southern İndia.  One of the biggest changes and influences in his life has been to move to live in İstanbul Turkey, where he met his beloved wife and settled for a family in İstanbul.

In addition to his well-received percussion work, Yinon mastered playing the oud in the last 20 years and has launched 10 albums so far composed of his own compositions mainly. 

Some projects Yinon realized  through  successful collaborations are  with Ross Daly (Greece), Alim Gasimov (Azerbaijan), Piris Eliyahu (Azerbaijan), Omer Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Zhubin Kalhor (Iran), Muhammed Alnuma (Iraq), Derya Türkan (Turkey), Kudsi Ergüner (Turkey), Tuluğ Tırpan (Turkey), Şirin Pancaroğlu (Turkey), Anjelika Akbar (Turkey), Tanju Duru (Turkey), Akın Eldes (Turkey), Erkan Oğur (Turkey), Ganesh Kumar and Subash Chandran (India), Israil  Andalusian Orchestra, Yair Dalal, Eyal Sela and Darma Group, Sheldon Sands (USA).

Yinon in the last recent years, also published 2 books in Israel, named “İstanbul-Tel Aviv” and “Deep inside a broken violin”. His music and authorship create a lot of synergies with good productivity and giving richness and depth to his art.