This Juilliard-trained violinist puts the pedal to the metal in a neo-classical tint. The Great Kat, shifting her former violin-love to electric guitar-love, prides herself on the Paganini technique: a left-handed skill she learned at Juilliard which relies on strong attacks. Her mission is to bring classical music to the masses via shred metal, a sub-genre of heavy metal music. Kat says that dead Maestros such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart and Paganini compliment the fast and furious strains of shred metal.
After graduating with honors from Juilliard and touring the world on violin, she realized that, "classical music was dead, so she began updating Classical Music with Speed Metal and transcribed intricate violin solos to the guitar." Now she mixes Beethoven's 5th, Bach's Brandenburg, and Paganini's Caprice 24 with her shredding styles. Below is "Beethoven Mush", which she claims is the "Beethoven of the 21st century"; Well, if Beethoven carried RIAA's Parental Advisory warning. \m/ \m/
[Update] Thanks to commentator, David, we've been pointed to a Youtube clip of a tête-à-tête between mustachioed '90s anchorman, George Ciccarone, who speaks to Kat from a NYC flophouse, where she smacks a portrait of Beethoven (her entire room is plastered in Beethoven posters), harasses old people, and compares herself to Jeanne d'Arc and Madame Curie. Her tagline: "You don't know Great Kat? Then get outta here!"