Kenzo Shinozuka is a talented but under-appreciated pianist, so when wealthy nobleman Lorenzo Carlucci offers to be his patron, he leaps at the chance. However, being patronized by Carlucci exacts a price that the pianist may not want to pay. For Carlucci is an eccentric and demanding patron, whose temperament often clashes with Kenzoâ€™s own stubbornness. The friction between patron and artist threatens to drive them both to the brink of madness, or that of desire. But, it is undeniable that Kenzoâ€™s talent flourishes under Carlucciâ€™s patronage. Can Kenzo overcome his pride and the ghosts of his past to finally achieve greatness?