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Dustin O'Halloran

Born 8 September 1971.

Biography

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 aided O'Halloran in mixing his newest album) on FatCat’s dedicated orchestral imprint 130701, 2011’s Lumiere album was a 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.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Lumiere

    Lumiere 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Berlin-based pianist incorporates strings on a fuller-sounding set of universal appeal.
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