Winograd studied cello at the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Insitute. He joined the Galimir String Quartet in the early 1940s, before serving stateside in World War II. After the war he joined the faculty of the Juilliard School and co-founded the Juilliard String Quartet 1946. While at Juilliard he divorced his first wife, Winifred, and met his second wife, Betty, who died in 1987.
In 1956 Winograd was hired as an orchestra conductor for MGM Records. He left in 1960 to lead the Birmingham Symphony, then took the directorship of the Hartford (Connecticut) Symphony Orchestra in 1964. He remained in Hartford until his retirement in April 1985. He is credited with raising the stature of the orchestra to a level just below the "big five". He continued to teach chamber music at the University of Hartford's Hartt School until he moved to New Jersey to be closer to his children.
Winograd died from complications of pneumonia on his 90th birthday. He was survived by three children and seven grandchildren.
|music director, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
1960 - 1964
- Rizzo, Frank (April 25, 2010) "Arthur Winograd Dead at 90; Former Music Director of Hartford Symphony." Hartford Courant
- Fox, Margalit (April 27, 2010) "Arthur Winograd, Hartford Symphony Music Director, Dies at 90." The New York Times