Read everything you need to know about Sharona Katan, the wife of Johny Greenwood, including her net worth, her movies and other interesting facts.
Who is Sharona Katan?
Sharona Katan was born in Israel. She is married to Johny Greenwood in 1995. The couple has three children together, Omri Greenwood, Zohar Greenwood and Tamir Greenwood. Katan is a visual artist whose work is credited as Shin Katan. Her work appears on the covers of Greenwood’s Bodysong and There Will Be Blood soundtracks. Their first son, Tamir was born in 2002. The 2003 Radiohead album, Hail to the Thief was dedicated to him. The couple also has a daughter named Omri, born in 2005. They have a second son, Zohar who was born in 2008.
A brief about Johny Greenwood
Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood was born in 1971. He is a renowned English musician and composer. He is the lead guitarist and keyboardist of the alternative rock back, ‘Radiohead’. Greenwood has also scored several films. Johny Greenwood used to play in youth orchestras as a boy in Oxford, England. He is the only Radiohead member who has studied music theory. He and his elder brother, the Radiohead bassist, Colin, together attended the Abingdon School to study music. There they met the other members of their band, Radiohead. Johny Greenwood is the youngest of the band and was also the last to join. He used to initially play keyboards and harmonica but soon became the lead guitarist. He abandoned a degree in music when Radiohead signed to Parlophone. Radiohead’s debut single, ‘Creep’ has noteworthy and aggressive guitar work by Greenwood. The band has managed to achieve critical acclaim and sales of over 30 million albums. Greenwood is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays instruments including the bass guitar, drums, viola, and piano. She is also a prominent player of the Ondes Martenot, which was an early electronic instrument. Greenwood works with different electronic techniques such as sampling and looping, programming and he also writes music software used by Radiohead. He describes his role in the band as an arranger who helps to transform Thom Yorke’s demos into full songs. Greenwood has been aptly named as one of the greatest guitarists of all times by numerous publications. Many albums of Radiohead have featured Greenwood’s bass and string arrangements. He has also composed for various orchestras including the London Contemporary Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He released his first solo work, which was the soundtrack for the film, Bodysong, in 2003. In 2007, Greenwood scored There Will Be Blood, which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. He has also composed the soundtrack for every Anderson film ever since. In 2018, Johny Greenwood scored for Phantom Thread and was nominated for an award at Oscar 2018. Oscar 2018 will be held in March 4, 2018. Phantom Thread was a crime drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. His other famous scores include his collaborations with director Lynne Ramsay. Greenwood has also collaborated with musicians including Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. Johny Greenwood married Israeli-born Sharona Katan in 1995. Greenwood is red-green colour blind. He listed his favourite video games on Radiohead’s website in 2010, including Ico, Elite and Red Dead Redemption.
Net worth of Johny Greenwood and his wife
The net worth of Johny Greenwood is estimated to be around $20 million. The net worth of his wife is currently under review.
Sharona Katan is available on Instagram as @shinkatan. She has uploaded some very few photos of her work as a visual artist her Instagram page. Katan is quite active on Twitter @katansharona. She frequently posts her opinions on her Twitter handle. Whether she is available on Facebook is not quite known as she might be having her private Facebook account.
Interview with Sharona Katan
Sharona Katan was recently interviewed while preparation for a show in Israel. The interview was in hebrew but here we have some interesting bits of the interview translated: When asked about Radiohead’s Israeli connection, she said, “I’m trying to avoid credits. Me and Jonny are private people. Radiohead aren’t my life, I keep things separate. We don’t talk about Jonny’s work at home. When someone from the production comes in and asks what to do with all the BDS emails, she tells him to “ignore them. Just forget about it”. On being asked whether Radiohead wanted to play Israel because of nostalgia, as ‘Creep’ was a hit in Israel, Katan said, “I looked at it that way too, but it’s a pure coincidence. They just wanted to play in Israel, it’s not nostalgic. At the moment, honestly it’s a bit of a massive headache. First of all, the show’s in July, and I think about how hot and humid it is in Israel in July – Radiohead aren’t used to it! Maybe we’ll need to ask for a big fan behind them”. On being asked about her opinion on Radiohead shows, Sharona Katan said, “They always give great shows. It’s hard to find a show that isn’t great – and if that happens, it’s mostly because the crowd was bad. For Radiohead, their shows are sacred”. She added that her favorite song is ‘The Bends’ but said that they don’t play it much.