"THE GREAT KAT. The musician, Katherine Thomas, is unique in the metal circus. She was already learning piano and violin at a young age. When she started playing the guitar at the Juilliard School, her love for Viennese classical music quickly mixed with speed metal.
Her eerie punk-romanticism lacquered makeup and leather image is the blueprint for many extreme metal representatives that followed. Whether it is with classic covers, Beethoven and co., Or with her own compositions of the brand 'Satan Goes To Church', one thing is certain: the woman is an absolute cult with the Hard-Core Kat-Slaves.
Album tip: 'Beethoven On Speed'"
THE GREAT KAT
(Violin Virtuoso, Shredding Guitar Goddess and quite modest.)
PREFACE by THE GREAT KAT:
The Great Kathttp://www.greatkat.com Does NOT fit in traditional “women” roles, because, The Great Kat (http://www.greatkat.com ) is a HIGHLY-TRAINED VIOLIN VIRTUOSO and GUITAR GODDESS, the ONLY Guitar/Violin DOUBLE Virtuoso since Paganini, the REINCARNATION of BEETHOVEN, Juilliard Graduate Violin Virtuoso Turned Guitar Shred Goddess, the ONLY Woman in the famous “TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” Award from Guitar One Magazine (http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/guitarone.html) AND is SYSTEMATICALLY UPDATING CLASSICAL MUSIC with SHRED GUITAR, VIOLIN, BAND & ORCHESTRA for THE FUTURE!!!
Women in Classical:
Classical music and violin has always been a traditionally male-dominated society, as composers and musicians in symphony orchestras in history were always male. In the 20th century, symphony orchestras finally began accepting women, but ONLY because Classical Music was DEAD (killed by non-virtuoso BORING composers after Wagner) and NO ONE GAVE A CRAP ANYMORE!!!!
The Great Kat History:
I was a Full Scholarship Violin student at The Juilliard School and the Concertmaster of The Juilliard School Pre-College Orchestra, so obviously there was no problem with females being the leader. I also had a female violin teacher and female piano accompanist for my solo Violin recitals, who I worked with for years as a Classical Violin Virtuoso. I toured the world performing violin solos. I soloed for dignitaries like Mayor Koch in NY, Governor in Mexico, and won the prestigious “Artists International Competition” and performed SOLO VIOLIN RECITAL DEBUT at CARNEGIE RECITAL HALL in New York City (listen to the Rare Classical recording of The Great Kat at https://youtu.be/jiC6B_LPFyU).
One day I happened to see a JUDAS PRIEST Music Video on TV and realized that SPEED METAL was POWERFUL and EXCITING and MUST be COMBINED with CLASSICAL to BRING it to the FUTURE!! I immediately picked up an electric guitar and began transcribing my intricate violin solos to the guitar and THE GREAT KAT GUITAR-SHREDDING POWERHOUSE was BORN!
Women in Metal:
The Great Kat’s Metal debut album “WORSHIP ME OR DIE!” was IMMEDIATELY met with MALE ATTACKS, ABUSE, DEATH THREATS, INSULTS and VICIOUSNESS from INTIMIDATED MALES who were PETRIFIED that a HIGHLY-TRAINED FEMALE VIRTUOSO CAME IN and made them look like UNTRAINED WEAKLINGS! The Great Kat’s VIOLIN & GUITAR VIRTUOSITY, mixed with VIOLENT LYRICS and BLISTERING INTENSE HYPERSPEED on songs like “SPEED DEATH”, “METAL MASSACRE” and “METAL MESSIAH”(https://youtu.be/5JxKbdu7L_8) SCARED the CRAP out of the males!
The threats from guys only got worse when I released my revolutionary highly-technical “BEETHOVEN ON SPEED” CD with BLISTERING Classical Metal Shred Guitar masterpieces like “Flight of the Bumble-Bee” (https://youtu.be/kSZigGuw3F8),“Beethoven On Speed”,“Funeral March”, Paganini’s 24th Caprice, “Beethoven Mosh” (https://youtu.be/O-FspyiKS6M ) and more. Now not only the METAL guys were FEARFUL of The Great Kat, but ALSO the GUITARISTS guys were realizing that the Violin/Guitar Virtuoso The Great Kat was here to KICK THEIR FLACCID BUTTS with PRECISE, NOTE-FOR-NOTE Violin solos placed on the Guitar!
Today, The Great Kat has WON OVER MALE DETRACTORS with NUMEROUS awards including “TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” from Guitar One Magazine. The Great Kat DOMINATES HER ALL-MALE BAND on OUTRAGEOUS MUSIC VIDEOS with POWER, VIRTUOSITY and SPEED. The NEW Upcoming Great Kat DVD will feature The Great Kat acting as the tragic FEMALE character “CARMEN” in Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” (New on Amazon Germany at https://www.amazon.de/Great-Kat-Sarasates-Carmen-Fantasy/dp/B0721CQBFS and Amazon US at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MS3PXY) and Shredding on BOTH Guitar And Violin on such famous masterpieces as Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”, Bazzini’s “The Round Of The Goblins”, Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (https://youtu.be/R_hn7HKHbDs ), Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody #2” and more!
Women in ShredClassical – The Future:
The Great Kat is a ShredClassical GENIUS who TRANSCENDS MALE or FEMALE GENDERS by “standing on the shoulders of giants” (Isaac Newton) and REVOLUTIONIZING Music by taking NOTE-FOR-NOTE AUTHENTIC Classical Scores from Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Rossini, Paganini, Liszt and more and bringing it DIRECTLY to the masses who DON’T UNDERSTAND the POWER of CLASSICAL MUSIC! The Great Kat’s revolutionary ShredClassical CDs and DVDS like “Bloody Vivaldi”, “Beethoven Shreds”, “Wagner’s War”, “Beethoven’s Guitar Shred” and more have FIRMLY established The Great Kat as an UNMATCHED POWERHOUSE, who can only be compared to history’s geniuses like Beethoven, Socrates, Van Gogh, Einstein & more: http://www.greatkat.com/03/geniuses.html
SEE the POWER of The Great Kat’s Vivaldi’s “THE FOUR SEASONS” used on Tesco’s TV Commercial for “CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS" VIDEO GAME http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000THAT’S GIRL POWER!!SHRED ON!!!
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