Winge was born in Christiania. His parents were Axel Winge and Elisabeth Marie (Betzy) Lasson. His mother's side of the family produced many musicians and artists, including painter Oda Lasson Krohg (1860-1935), composer Nils Lasson, and cabaret artist Bokken Lasson. His sister, Lizzie Winge, was also a pianist, and they would both appear in concert with violinist Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935).
The most important of Winge's oeuvre is his around 60 romances. Among Winge's compositions are the children's songs Kjære lille gutten min ("Dear Little Boy of Mine") and Jeg synger for min lille venn ("I’m Singing for My Little Friend").
- Grinde, Nils. "Store norske leksikon" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- Nils Grinde: Norsk musikkhistorie pp. 249, Universitetsforlaget ISBN 82-00-05639-2 (Norwegian). Retrieved 11 July 2015.
- "Winge, Per". Nordisk familjebok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). 1921. Retrieved 11 July 2015 – via Project Runeberg.