Dana Winograd, cello

    Dana Winograd received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in performance from the Juilliard School, 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 freelance career in New York, 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 artists such as Rod Stewart, Manhattan Transfer, and Harry Connick Jr.
    Since moving to Santa Fe in 1999, Winograd has become a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic (formerly New Mexico Symphony), and is principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony. She has appeared as soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony, and in 2015, performed with the Desert Chorale on their tour to Denver and Salt Lake City.
    As a chamber musician Winograd plays with Serenata of Santa Fe, Chatter, and the Taos Chamber Music Group. She is an orchestra mentor or the Santa Fe Public Schools, and is String Coach for the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. Dana and her husband Gil live happily together with Poco (a singing Chihuahua), Loco and Lily.