BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Born in Istanbul 1992, Adem is a highly renowned percussionist of Kurdish origin from Turkey. He began playing his first instrument is Darbuka(Goblet Drum) at the age of 8. 

Having Mr. Izzet Kizil, one of Turkey's most recognised and internationally known percussionist as his teacher, Yilmaz specialised in a variety of eastern percussion instruments and found himself in a world where he was involved performing with many bands as well as album recordings with many of them. 

 

Since migrating to Sydney, Australia in 2014, Adem established himself within a short period of time as a versatile and sought-after percussionist and has been involved in a key member of popular Sydney bands such as Masha's Legacy with an album recording "Safe Haven",  toured with Zela Margossian Quintet to Beirut for the “International Jazz Day” in 2018, also has got a chance to be nominated Aria Awards as a band member of Zela Margossian Quintet's album "Transition" for "Best World Music Album" category in Oct 2019. 

 

Adem also has performing with Eishan Ensemble and recorded 2 albums and involved in many tours with his band around Australia.

 

Yilmaz continues his musical journey based in Sydney, collaborating with many artists including festivals and projects.