Harold O’Neal

Pianist - Innovator

“The strange and gorgeous whole of it, sits somewhere between Ravel’s ‘Miroirs’ and Duke Ellington’s great 1953 album Piano Reflections...the album is a piece of work that seems to be out there on its own. I have an idea where the music comes from, but I’m not hearing it anywhere else."

- Ben Ratliff,New York Times

Harold O'Neal is a Tanzania born - Kansas City raised composer residing in New York City. He has traveled the world, having worked with U2, Damien Rice, Jennifer Hudson, and a slew of the world's finest artists.

His compositional works, which have been compared to Maurice Ravel and Duke Ellington by the New York Times, were recently featured in Disney's "Tomorrowland" and "Loisaidas", a film by Damon Dash and Kanye West.

He has spoken on his creative process at Number 10 Downing St, NPR’s “All Things Considered", and the 92nd St Y's "7 Days Of Genius" series.

Past performances have included:

• The Kennedy Center

• The Smithsonian Institute

• The London Museum of Natural History

• Amnesty International’s Electric Burma

• Google Cubed

• Summit Series

• 92yTribeca

• TEDxMontreal