My Private Relationship with Van Cliburn, A Memoir by Christine Rakela, Shares Intimate Insights into the Legendary Pianist’s Life

New York – May 16, 2024 – Author and astrologer Christine Rakela shares her extraordinary connection with classical virtuoso Van Cliburn in My Private Relationship with Van Cliburn. Rakela’s narrative provides a unique perspective on the intersection of personal and professional dynamics, spanning nearly two decades. The memoir clearly portrays Van Cliburn’s international triumph, culminating in his historic gold medal win at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow and how this success is maintained throughout his life. Van Cliburn tells his real life story.

Christine served as Van’s confidante, advisor, and astrologer.The memoir discusses Van Cliburn’s unyielding dedication to his craft, shedding light on his sacrifices to maintain his virtuoso status. It explores the emotional complexities of managing a public persona while handling personal relationships.  

The memoir explores aspects such as mentorship and the challenges of balancing personal and professional lives. It also discusses the value of loyalty and the role of intuition in cultivating successful collaborations. My Private Relationship with Van Cliburn is an amazing journey, offering readers an intimate and rare glimpse into the incredible life and legacy of Van Cliburn through the eyes of his confidante, Christine Rakela.

“My Private Relationship with Van Cliburn” by Christine Rakela is now available at online bookstores everywhere.

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Christine Rakela is a distinguished astrologer and author with a profound understanding of her role in shaping lives. Her latest memoir, My Private Relationship with Van Cliburn, reflects the unique experiences and insights with the legendary pianist from her two-decade association.

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