Menorah as Carmen

Menorah in Concert

Menorah Winston’s reputation has been steadily rising among her audiences as a gifted, dynamic performer who brings to her music a rare blend of musicianship and dedication.  She has had a distinguished career in her native Romania with the opera companies of Bucharest, Iasi, and Constanta singing such roles as Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Susannah (Le Nozze di Figaro), Ilia (Idomeneo), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Aenchen (Der Freischutz), Mimi (La Boheme), among others.

As a respected recitalist, she has concertized throughout Israel with performances in Haifa, Tel-Aviv, and Jerusalem.  In the United States, she has given concerts in Rochester, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Monmouth County of New Jersey, Boston, Monterey, San Francisco and the Bay Area, and New York.  Her concert repertory includes Mozart’s Requiem, and Coronation Mass, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G, Faure’s Requiem, among others.

Menorah Winston’s early musical training began in Romania, and later continued in Israel, at the Rubin Academy of Music, and the United States at the Manhattan School of Music. Among her teachers were Ellen Repp, Beverly Johnson, Chloe Owen, Vera Rozsa, Daniel Ferro, and Denes Striny.

She has coached with Richard Woitach, Nico Castel, James Shomate, Jane Klaviter, and Paul Nadler.

She has earned four Master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, in Vocal Performance, Hebrew Union College, in Sacred Music, Lehman College, in Music Education, and Hunter College. She has a NYS certification in ESL.

Menorah Winston served as a Cantor in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Atlanta (GA), Florida, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe, Central America, and the Virgin Islands, since her investiture, in 1994.