John Bell Young's voice type is ideal as a spokesperson, instructor, storyteller, or narrator. Though Standard English defines his normal speaking voice, he commands a number of regional accents of the American north east. His voice is poised in a medium baritone and is at once suave, sophisticated,and ardent where it has to be, but also energetic; it conveys erudition, balance, enthusiasm and assurance. His meliflous vocal delivery is distinguished by informed articulation and measured phrasing that conveys sense and substance, as it as it transforms and gives emphasis to a text's visual elements. He is an ASCAP member/affilate. See www.johnbellyoung.com for more information.
English (North American), Russian, French, German
British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), French, German, North American, Russian, US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)
Middle Aged, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Music, Radio, Telephone, Television
John Bell Young is a concert pianist and recording artist for Sony Classical, Americus Records, and Newport Classics; a widely published arts critic and journalist (St Petersburg Times, American Record Guide, Clavier, Opera News, etc.) He is also the author of five books on classical music, published by Amadeus Press. He studied acting, public speaking, and foreign dialects at HB Studios NYC with Earl Hyman, Uta Hagen, and others. His critically acclaimed collaboration and recording of Strauss';s melodrama "Enoch Arden" with actor Michael York was put in nomination for a Grammy as an audio book. He has substantial experience as commentator, interviewer and interviewee on radio and television, including WQXR and WNYC in New York and througout Europe, and is an experienced publoic speaker and lecturer. He has also shared a podium and speaking engagement with broadcaster Hugh Downs, with whom he collaborated on a recording as welll (Americus Records).
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Mannes College of Music
Moscow (ne Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.
Computer & Software
24 to 48 hours from time of assignment
Voice over for educational promotions for the arts, especially. Spokesperson. Narrator (commercial or dramatic)
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