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CATcerto – Mindaugas` statement

The following text is a translation of an interview which was published in the »Klaipëda« daily. Reporter Lina Bieliauskaitë.

Musical piece for a cat became a serious joke

A couple of months ago conductor Mindaugas Piecaitis, presently living both in Lithuania and Germany, probably did not even dream that his debut as a composer would be met with such dizzying celebrity.

Popularity not blinding

The musical piece, »CATcerto«, which lasts barely four minutes and is dedicated to the four-footed soloist Nora the cat, caused a real furor – a report about the joint project of the Klaipeda chamber orchestra and the piano-playing cat made the most popular list of BBC subjects, unexpectedly defeating news items about the elections results to the European Parliament.

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CATcerto – Nora`s statement

When I was contacted by Lithuanian conductor, Mindaugas Piecaitis regarding his idea to create an orchestral piece specifically for me, I thought to myself: »What an absolutely purrrrfect idea! «. Isn`t it every world class performer`s dream to have an orchestral concerto written especially for them?

Of course, the challenge in creating an orchestral piece of music specifically for me, Nora The Piano Cat, is that I am solely a studio musician. How would I ever be able to have the glorious experience of playing with an actual orchestra?

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Nora`s Interview for »Music in«

The following Text is a translation from Nora`s Interview for the italian music magazine »Music in«.

How did you learn to play piano?

I lived with Betsy and Burnell for about a year before I began to play. When my brothers and sisters were upstairs napping, I spent all of my time down in the music studio with Betsy and her students. I danced on top of the piano in circles while they were playing. I looked over the top of their music books and watched their fingers. I even sat next to the students on the bench or chair and watched Betsy teach them during their entire lesson.

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Here you can download the original interview with Mindaugas Piecaitis.

Download pdf-file (1 MB).


Interview with Mindaugas Piecaitis in »Badische Zeitung online«.

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