As a VIOLINIST, Carmel has performed and toured with the Israel Contemporary String Quartet, the Ensemble Modern Academy, the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Ensemble Noamnesia and the Millennium Chamber Players at festivals including March Music Days (Bulgaria), Klangspuren (Austria), Transart (Italy), and Jusqu’aux Oreilles (Canada). She has collaborated with composers as diverse as Evan Ziporyn, Osvaldo Golijov and Alvin Curran on performances of their works, and has been featured as a chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Kennedy Center. Carmel was concertmaster of Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (2001—2002) and of the Young Israel Philharmonic (1998—1999), and was a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (2004—2005) and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (2003—2004), appearing across Europe and Asia under the batons of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado.
In addition to her activities as a classical performer, Carmel is very active as anIMPROVISER, performing on violin, viola and mandolin in a variety of music genres ranging from Jazz to World Music and Electronica. Described as "Impressive" by Cadence Magazine and "Very Strong" by Improviser Magazine, she has collaborated with artists including David Krakauer, Yoyo Ma's Silk Road Project, Jason Lindner, Greg Ward, Avishai Cohen and Omer Avital and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Green Mill, the Velvet Lounge and the Jazz Gallery.