Originally from Los Angeles, cellist Dana Winograd received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in performance from the Juilliard School in New York where she studied with Harvey Shapiro and Channing Robbins, as well as members of the Juilliard String Quartet for chamber music. After graduation, Winograd led an active freeelance career in New York City, including performances at Carnegie Hall with the American Composer’s Orchestra and the American Symphony, Broadway appearances (both in the pit and on stage) with Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, and Once Upon a Mattress, as well as playing backup for Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Lyle Lovett, Manhattan Transfer, and Harry Connick Jr.

Since moving to Santa Fe in 1998, Winograd has been a member of the New Mexico Symphony (now New Mexico Philharmonic) and is principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony. She has appeared as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, the Plainfield Symphony in NJ and the Julius Grossman Orchestra in NY. As a chamber musician Winograd plays frequently with the Serenata of Santa Fe, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists and Chatter. She is also the cello teacher of many budding musicians in the Santa Fe area and the proud mother of an 11-pound dog named Poco, as well as the foster parent of countless other neighborhood dogs.