Come and hear Fresno's own, Talon Smith - Pianist & Composer's, interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and one of his own pieces before he heads across the country and then to Europe for some solo piano concerts.
Talon exhibits an innate, passionate musicality and brilliant technical mastery well beyond his years. The seventeen-year-old virtuoso pianist, composer, and distinguished Young Steinway Artist has already won Gold at the Gina Bachauer International Junior Artists Piano Competition.
Talon’s inspiring musical performances display 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.”
Talon’s career is marked by an abundance of triumphant achievements. He has won many top prizes – 1st place almost exclusively – in numerous solo, concerto, and composition competitions. He continues to perform in many successful solo artist and orchestral concerts in front of sold-out crowds generating enthusiastic standing ovations by extremely inspired audiences.