“There is still happiness, simple, naïve happiness,” said Tchaikovsky of his Fourth Symphony. It was a breakthrough work, a bounding creative leap in scale, intensity, and ambition combining theatrical flair with emotional contrasts that reach epic proportions – music so personal that it becomes universal. Rachmaninoff International Award winning pianist Rueibin Chen performs his talisman, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, brilliant with delicious wit and one of the world’s most irresistible melodies popularized by the movie “Somewhere in Time”.

Watch a preview of Reuibin Chen performing another one of Rachmaninoff’s piano masterpieces: