“The Great Kat considers herself Beethoven reincarnated. In a male-dominated field, heavy metal, she is virtuosic, transgressive, and aggressive,”
NY, NY, July 16, 2012 – The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies’ new “AMERICA'S BEETHOVEN EXHIBIT” features The Great Kat, World’s Fastest Guitar Shredder/Juilliard grad violin virtuoso’s new Shred/Classical “BEETHOVEN SHREDS” CD, see for info: http://www.sjsu.edu/
Located in San Jose State University, San Jose, California, the “AMERICA’S BEETHOVEN EXHIBIT” explores Beethoven’s arrival in America and his continuing presence in American culture. The “Beethoven in Popular Music” section of the exhibit features works from The Great Kat, including “Beethoven on Speed” (CD), “Beethoven Mosh” (music video), and “Beethoven Shreds” (CD). The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies’ curators include Michael Broyles (also author of “Beethoven in America” Book featuring The Great Kat), William Meredith, and Patricia Stroh.
“No one has exploited Beethoven to the extent that Katherine Thomas, known as The Great Kat, has. She does not just play Beethoven: she considers herself Beethoven reincarnated. In a male-dominated field, heavy metal, she is virtuosic, transgressive, and aggressive,”
The GREAT KAT SHREDS BEETHOVEN’S “5th SYMPHONY”: http://www.youtube.com/
FOR REVIEW COPIES of The Great Kat’s “BEETHOVEN SHREDS” CD and “BEETHOVEN’
About The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, located in San Jose State University, San Jose, California, has the largest collection of Beethoven materials outside of Europe, including an actual lock of Beethoven’s hair: http://www.sjsu.edu/
The Great Kat’s “Beethoven Shreds” CD Features:
• “The Flight of The Bumble-Bee” (Great Kat’s Mind-Blowing Guitar/Violin Shredding at 300 BPM!)
• Bach's “Brandenburg Concerto #3” (Great Kat Shreds on 6 Guitars and 3 Violins!)
• Much More Shred Guitar Virtuosity!
THE GREAT KAT/BEETHOVEN RECENT PRESS COVERAGE:
-TOTAL GUITAR MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 5"!
"The Great Kat (Beethoven Shreds) includes a short arrangement of the tune [Beethoven Symphony No 5] at a breakneck tempo, infused with shred heroics and speed-metal accompaniment. The Great Kat's shred histrionics take Beethoven's Fifth to a whole new level...Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3. The Great Kat provides 100 seconds of utterly mad shred guitar with multiple lead parts weaving in and out of each other, all played at lightning pace." - Total Guitar Magazine (July 2012 Issue)
-ABC-TV’S TAKE FIVE & COMPANY SHOW (ABC-TV Grand Rapids, MI) FEATURES THE GREAT KAT’S “BEETHOVEN SHREDS” CD!
"The Great Kat. This woman is the world’s fastest female guitarist. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, so you know she has cred. She’s a violin virtuoso and the world’s fastest guitar shredder. Her new ‘Beethoven Shreds’ CD showcases Classical music shredded on the guitar and violin, we’re talking Beethoven, Bach, Paganini. ‘Flight of the Bumble-Bee’. That’s cool!" - Take Five & Company TV Show
TV Show Clip at: http://www.greatkat.com/
Great Kat Website: http://www.greatkat.com
Photo “Beethoven Shreds” CD Cover: http://www.greatkat.com/
Amazon “Beethoven Shreds” CD: http://www.amazon.com/
iTunes “Beethoven Shreds” CD: http://itunes.apple.com/
iTunes Great Kat CDs and songs: http://itunes.apple.com/
OVER 1 MILLION YOUTUBE Views of The Great Kat’s SHRED/CLASSICAL MUSIC: http://www.youtube.com/
Great Kat Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/