his musical development was influenced by musicians from throughout the middle east, among them the late Yaakov Morad, and Yosef Yaakov Shem -Tov.
His formal studies included work on the Persian zarb with Yaakov Lev - Sameah.
In addition to music, Kobi developed an early love of drama, and seriously pursued theater acting for 13 years. Since the mid 1990s, his major creative energies have been focused on music,especially middle-eastern percussion.
Kobi is cofounder, composer, percussion and vocalist for the bandKav Hatefer/Seam Line. He alsoperformswith the East-West Ensemble and the Bondar Ensemble and with the dance show, Jasmine's Magic Nights.
Over the years, he has performed with many internationally-known musicians, including Yair Dalal (Israel), Sheva (Israel), Raanana Symphony, Yehudit Tamir, Menashe Sasson , Morris al Madyuni (Algeria/France), Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey/U.S.A.), Djivan Gasparyan (Armenia), Hisham abu Mayeteq(Jordan), Alim Qasimov (Azerbaijan) ,Ross Daly (Greece ), Basilis Kasouras (Greece) ,Ahmet Misrili (Turkey). Performed in annual Israel Festival for 5 times (1989-2003) with different projects.
ofer Calaf,Michael Volpe,Moti Shmidt,Adiel Shmidt'Boaz Ben Moshe,Eitan Shtienberg "The price of 5 faces",Eti Ben Zaken,michael Meltzer ,Symphonet Raanana,Symphonet Be'er Sheva 2014 ,Tha Andalusic Orchestra Ashdod,Jason Marsalis ,Martin masaquski,Met Lemler,The Israeli Plactrum Orchestra 2016 .
PERFORMED abroad in EUROPE :
2001 FRANCE TOLOUZ at TEATRE LE GARON
2002 ITALY ROME at VILLA PICOLOMINY DYONISIA CENTER,
12/03 "festival d'art desacre" Paris France
U.S.A & Canada 2004-2006 : JCC Manhattan twice,JCC San Fransisco ,JCC Berkeley At Berkeley University ,Los Angeles-Beverly Hills jewish center ,New Jersey Art center ,Toronto University Workshops at Clarion music center in S.F.and at Rhythm Fusion Santa Qruze,
France 2011 with the East and West Ensemble .
The Symphonic Orchestra Reutlingen Germany 2016 conducted by Noam Tzur .He was also featured in the Israeli TV documentary: The Way of the Darbuka a journey of Kobi in Israel meeting musician (from all religions) who playsDarbuka.