Born in Dundee, the last of the Winter printing family, Miss Winter was a relation of J.M. Barrie. She attended Dundee High School, then went to London to study piano & violin. After teaching music in Dundee, she went to Canada where she taught and played in orchestras before coming back to Dundee in 1939/40. Miss Winter became a member, then orchestral director of Dundee Operatic Society. She was a founder member of Dundee Chamber Music Society (and left it a legacy), and also in Dundee Symphony Orchestra. Board exams were held in her house in Forfar Road. After her father died she chaired the company 1960-85; though retired she was still active until the year of her death. She died on the 25th April 1996.