Dustin J. O'Halloran (born 8 September 1971) is an American pianist and composer.
A self-taught pianist from the age of 7, O’Halloran has lived in Los Angeles, where he studied art at Santa Monica College and formed Devics with Sara Lov. He has also lived in Romagna, Italy, and in Berlin.
Having gained serious recognition and critical acclaim for his studio albums and live performances, O'Halloran has become a recognizable name in “post-classical” field; a definition of the genre rather than vice-versa. Now sitting alongside peers and friends Max Richter, Hauschka and Jóhann Jóhannsson (who, incidentally, aided O'Halloran in mixing his newest album) on FatCat’s dedicated orchestral imprint 130701, 2011’s Lumiere album is a glowing addition to O’Halloran’s musical canon, at once an central point of everything that his music has been leading up to, and an unexpected step forwards in terms of timbral palette and harmony. Featuring NYC’s ACME Quartet, Stars Of The Lid’s (SOTL) Adam Wiltzie and prodigious young composer Peter Broderick among the guest musicians, the scale of Lumiere is expansive: “it made me realize how important it is to find players that truly understand what you do and to create a language with them,” writes O'Halloran.