Alain Menard was born in Paris. He was taught by Maurice Pruvot, then followed Pierre Sechet's, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion's classes.
He works with numerous national orchestras : Orchestre Natioanl de l'Opera de Paris, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National d'Ile de France... where he meets and is enriched by artists, such as; M.W.Chung, S.Bichkov, G.Prêtre, Y.Sado, F.J.Thiolier, J.P.Wallez, P.Fontanarosa, I.Gitlis, G.Jones, B.Hendriks, R.Muraro, Sœurs Labèque, F.R.Duchable, B.Rigutto, J.Menuhin, B.Fromanger, J.Hurel, P.Jaroussky, N.Dessay, P.Petibon, P.Dupont, S.Ghilhem, Morane, M.Fugain, J.J Mosalini, Dee-Dee Bridge-Water...
Alain Ménard has also played as a soloist with the Orchestre de chambre de la Camerata de Versailles, the Sinfonietta de Chambord, the Orchestre Français de Musique Legere... As a recitalist he has played with the pianist Alain Armand (international prize of Juan), the harpists Bernard Andres (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France) and Francis Pierre (Orchestre de Paris), the percussionist Jean Geoffroy (professor at CNSM of Lyon and Geneva).
Appreciated in the Jazz world, Alain records 3 CDs with Magazine Record and ADJ: "Jazzoflute": is CD of the week on TSF, given 9 out of 10 in the catalogue AKAI for best cds "Jazzoflute Quintet" and "Au Milieu de Nulle part": were CDs of the week on TSF.
“A well produced CD, it must be highlighted and praised in Alain Menard a remarkable flautist."
"A revelation! A little bit in the image of the pianist Chick Corea and Steve Kujala... do not miss out" ( Jazz festival of Aulnay).
Alain Menard teaches flute and piccolo at the Ecole National de Musique de Creteil and the Conservatoire of the 11th in Paris. He is also playing in the Lion King show at the Theatre Mogador in Paris.
He plays on a Pearl flute, hand made Opera 18K Gold model.