Menu Close

RE: CATcerto
“In this convoluted world we know today, Nora brings us to a place and time of innocence and purity where every being has a right to be. Thank you Nora, for sharing your tune with us and thank you all who made that possible.”
Ana Gabrielle Rojas – San Jose, Costa Rica

“Nora’s video was sent to me tonight and I can tell you that this is the best cat link I’ve received in my 9 years online. I can not describe the joy I felt watching Nora move about as she played her masterpiece. I loved it! Down to the look on her adorable face. You have one heck of a cat. I wish she was mine! Will pass your url to many. Thank you for making me smile.”
From Diane http://diabellalovescats.com/ (March 21, 2007):

“I want to thank you so much for posting this adorable video. I live in New Orleans and, not to be over dramatic, but things can be rough here still. I watch your little kitty and it gives me a much needed chuckle. Thanks again!”

“Fascinating. I’m very intrigued by Nora’s positioning, particularly her head on the adjacent keys. She seems to accept vibrational input as well as the obviously auditory sensation from her playing. It would appear that Nora’s consistency in hitting beats demonstrates a possible rhythmic ability that has yet to be fully studied. More?”

“Hi Nora! You are SO talented. My name is Grace. I live in Seattle, WA and I look a lot like you. I am 3 1/2 years old and I can SING!! Wish we could get together and make some purrfect mewsic.”
Grace the Singer – Seattle, WA

“I love this video! Nora is so cute! As for one of the comments about cats not having feeling, well if you own one you will see that they are their own kind of individual and most certainly do show love and the likes for music, tv, etc. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that a cat cannot think like us. They most certainly can!”

“I like what you’ve got going there Nora but the thing is you’re not really gonna get very far with that one-or-two-notes-per-paw technique. I don’t care how many times you add to it by putting your face on the keys – you gotta master some chords and bust a melody or two over the top of em. Work it up till you’ve got some kinda rhythm going in that left paw, believe me you’l notice the difference.”

AMAZING!! such a beautiful cat. I am happy for her. she tries to move her body into the correct positions to make noise. I see her trying to find the right frequencies to match the sounds she hears. She almost gets in the right key to play in.

I know that cats learn by observation, but Nora’s skills are truly awesome. Our cats have always walked on the keys and crouched like vultures atop the piano, but apparently declined to take instruction. LOL. I just love these Nora the Piano Virtuoso videos: thank you so much! 😀

Wow! I am an opera singer, and there is nothing like it when my kitty sings with me…what a special bond! It is amazing how Nora truly watches the other pianist and tries to match! YAY!

I think Nora is such a be beautiful cat. She is a class act Cat. So keep up the good work in playing that piano of yours. I hope to teach my cats to do something special. You have two wonderful loving people who care a great deal for you. Great Big Meow hug to them and you Nora.

Nora the cat certainly is part of the family she lives with. She feels so loved end cared for by her owners that she felt free to play their piano. Then she enjoyed it so much and she was so encoraged that playng their piano now is like having fun with them!! I loved watching it. I loved Nora!

She seems to have a good sense of timing and TUNING. I’m glad you put this other video, up now it’s easier to see how she interacts with your students and with the piano. She seems to dislike chunky chords (she was laying her ears back at you, lol!) – perhaps your duet would have gone longer if you had limited yourself to playing less complex sounds.

Nora is absolutely gorgeous and adorable! She is very sweet and very special. I love the way you put together the video with the Intermission and the duet, etc. Very clever and cute! I look forward to more videos of Nora. Give her a little hug from a “fan” and cat lover. 🙂 She’s awesome!

I just about wept with joy when I heard there was a sequel to the first video. Nora looks like she’s been hitting the chow bag kind of hard, though. She’s packed on quite a few since her debut performance.

Nora and her piano playing are so priceless! I loved hearing her little voice and purrs in this video, sounds a lot like my kitty Luna. Musically, I thought the “call and response” towards the end worked. The human performer was making music that reflected what Nora was playing, and one can only assume she was responding in kind.

11 Comments

  1. Jewel Heart

    It is so plain that Nora knows what she is playing (even her use of the black keys) as evidenced by the intensity with which she plays. She knows exactly what she wants to play, she just doesn’t have the hands for it in this life. Her passion for playing the piano brings tears to my eyes!

  2. Anxo Lobos

    Really amazing seeing Nora playing the piano, she is a very intelligent and Special Cat indeed, we are also cat lovers and enjoyed the video clips and history.

    Best regards

    Anxo & Lina
    Al Khobar
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  3. Barb Knight

    Care2 is a non-profit organization that loves and cares for animals welfare worldwide. So when a member brought Nora playing the piano to our attention we were enamoured with her immediately. Thanks to Nora and her family, she has brought many hours of laughter and smiles to everyone at Care2 and beyond! We love you, Nora!
    Love & Headbonks,
    Barb Care2 Member

  4. Mervi Lampinen

    Hi lovely Nora!I just found this CATcerto yesterday and I just love it! I hope there’s coming more music and composings like this. It makes me feel so happy and joy, when I see Nora playing. You bring happiness and important message to the world that people should care and give a good life to every homeless animal, and of course every animal, I hope! Love u Nora!

  5. Esmeralda Quinones

    Hi Nora cutie! I live in Oklahoma. I love your videos. It’s super cute when you play the piano with your head! Thanks for making me smile.

  6. Livia Maya

    Nora es una gata maravillosa, no solo por que toca piano si no que nos demuestra que los animales tienen sensibilidad, inteligencia, sentimientos, emociones. Ella nos muestra el por que adoptar a una mascota tiene que ser un acto responsable, para toda la vida. No se puede permitir que se siga maltratando a nuestros hermanos menores.
    Gracias Nora!!!!!

    Livia
    Desde Santiago de Chile, Sudamerica

  7. Mary Ellis

    Hi Cute Nora!It would just be cool if you would start touring & touring to meet your fans!I live in Georgia & I will try my best to come to one of your tour shows!I LOVE YOU ALOT CUTE NORA! 🙂

  8. Missy the cat

    As an ardent cat lover, I am so weary of listening to dog owners brag about how intellegent dogs are over cats, Nora clearly demonstrates the keen intellegence that we cat owners have always known cats have but which the world refuses to acknowlege, thank you for sharing Nora with the world! (Missy’s Mom)

  9. Nora Fan

    Amazing! that cat has some serious talent Nora is even in the guinness world records book 2012. I really wish my cat could do such a thing!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *