Most recently, Talon became a “two thumbs up” Gramophone favorite winning their highest praises—they described Talon as a “master pianist with an old soul...lifting the music...into the opera house, as if there were a great orchestra in tow.” In addition, 24 Preludes, Op. 1 by Talon Smith was just published in January 2023. Laura Brodian, Announcer/Producer of KMozart Radio, wrote, Talon Smith’s “24 Preludes, Op. 1 are a stellar addition to the piano repertory. I foresee them as quickly being popular and becoming a must-study for serious students of piano and composition.”
Talon has performed many sold-out concerts as a soloist, chamber musician, and guest artist with various orchestras resulting in extremely enthusiastic audiences in America, Europe, and Asia.
Talon is a private student of Eduardus Halim and Piotr Paleczny. He has participated in numerous masterclasses and/or lessons with outstanding pianists, including Garrick Ohlsson, Dang Thai Son, Sergei Babayan, Natalia Trull, Jerome Lowenthal, Kevin Kenner, Ewa Pobłocka, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Olga Kern, Alexander Korsantia, Awadagin Pratt, Simone Dinnerstein, John Rink, Margarita Shevchenko, Oxana Yablonskaya, William Grant Naboré, and Boris Slutsky.