Dana Winograd received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in cello performance from the Juilliard School. After graduation, Dana led an active freelance career in New York City, playing at Carnegie Hall and on Broadway. Dana played with Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, and she also played backup for Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Lyle Lovett, Manhattan Transfer, and Harry Connick Jr.
Since moving to Santa Fe in 1999, Dana has been a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and is principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony. An active chamber musician, Dana has played regularly with Chatter, the Santa Fe Symphony quartet, Taos Chamber Music Group, and Serenata of Santa Fe.
Dana is married to Gil Piñón, a St. Mike's history teacher, and they live happily together with two great dogs, Riley and Lily - hopefully you will get to meet them one day!