Exhibiting an innate, passionate musicality and brilliant technical mastery well beyond his years, sixteen-year-old virtuoso pianist and com-poser Talon Smith has already won Gold at the Gina Bachauer International Junior Artists Piano Competition.
Talon’s inspiring musical performances dis-play immense beauty and passion engaging his listeners in an unforgettable experience. He shares his feelings and vast musical gifts of authentic depth and rare sensitivity with emotionally touching musical performances that have ignited both tears and laughter with his audiences. He commands the piano with superb tone, remarkable timing, and poetic phrasing layered with amazing contrasts of stunning colors. According to the experts, “This young pianist is extraordinary in many ways – Talon is a passionate musical force with a special and huge talent. He has a distinct voice, a remarkable sense of musical structure, and intense poetry.”
Besides piano and composing, Talon enjoys spending time with family and friends; delicious food; reading the Bible, the classics, and books on theology and history; playing ultimate Frisbee; participating in choir; school; and spending time with his furry companion of 8 years – Browny – an Australian cattle dog. Talon states that some people have service dogs, but he has a “be served dog”— Browny is pampered.
Talon’s ultimate goal in piano playing is to bring glory to God and to be used by Him as a minister of bless-ing to his audiences.
Current Teachers: William Grant Naboré & Rufus Choi
Master Class Teachers: Dang Thai Son, Sergei Babayan, Kevin Kenner, Jerome Lowenthal, Eduardus Halim, Boris