Add Nora to the list of musical superstars with just one name… At least, she’s an internet musical superstar. She’s the featured soloist in a performance of a work by a Lithuanian composer called ‘CATcerto…’ for obvious reasons.
Mindaugas Piečaitis was inspired to orchestrate the random (but gentle) pawings of ‘Nora, the Piano Cat’ from an uploaded YouTube video, giving them harmonic context and structure. The piece has received several live performances, accompanied (on video) by a patient Nora.
She became an internet celebrity, with her own webpage and was named “Cat of the Year” in 2009 by the ASPCA.
Here are the composer and soloist: Mindaugas Piecaitis and Nora the Piano Cat (with an unidentified feline fan).