sraeli-American flutist Adi Menczel has performed extensively in the major concert halls of New York and across the United States and Asia as soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras. The Washington Post described her playing as "stirring" and hailed her for having "technique that flowed like champagne bubbles". Among her honors, she was a winner of the New Jersey Symphony Young Artist Competition, Artists International Auditions, The National Flute Association Competition, the New York Flute Club Competition, and the Musician's Club of New York's Olga Koussevitzky Competition.
     Ms. Menczel has made several solo appearances in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and performed as soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She is a founding member of Ariel Winds, an award-winning woodwind quintet that maintains an active nationwide touring schedule and recently presented sold-out debuts at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall. The quintet served as artists in residence at the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, the Allegheny Music Festival and the Bass Hall. She also recently performed with the Windscape Quintet on the Faculty Concert Series at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and with America's Dream Chamber Artists in Symphony Space.

     Ms. Menczel has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and as Principal flutist with the Riverside Symphony, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, the International Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, the Colorado Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Sonos Chamber Orchestra and the Riverside Festival Chamber Orchestra. She can be heard on the PBS show "Reading Rainbow", has appeared on the New Jersey Network show "State of the Arts" and WQXR's "Young Artists Showcase" and has also recorded for EMI Classics, New World Records and Albany Records. A new music enthusiast, she has worked with academy-award winning composers Tan Dun and John Corigliano, has performed on the Summergarden Series at the Museum of Modern Art and premiered many new works in the New York area.

     Ms. Menczel completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc. At Juilliard, she held the Community Service and Performance Education Programs Fellowships and several teaching assistantships. Deeply dedicated to arts education, she has performed for the Lincoln Center Institute, the New York Philharmonic School Partnership Program, the 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music America, and Young Audiences of New York and Connecticut. She also presented master classes at Converse College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the Bass Hall and for the Empire State Youth Orchestra. A respected adjudicator, she served as judge for the ISO Orchestra Concerto Competition, the South Carolina Chamber Music Competition and the Texas Solo and Ensemble State Competition.

     Pursuing her interest in business of music, Ms. Menczel has been invited to present several seminars at The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music regarding creating education programs and developing, promoting and managing a music career.