John Bell Young is a pianist and music critic. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. John was the pianist for recordings by Terence Blanchard and Rufus Wainwright.John's writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Los Angeles Times. As a critic, he focuses on the intersection of music and culture. He is the author of several books, including A Mind of Its Own: How Our Unconscious Mind Defines Who We Are (Knopf) and Listen Again: Adventures in Music Criticism (Knopf).