Bryan’s musical development began singing with the Toronto Children’s Chorus and playing violin in the Mississauga Youth Orchestra. At the age of 13, he discovered his passion for drumming and was so inspired during his high school years playing drum-kit that he decided to pursue a degree in music. When he was introduced to keyboard percussion, it perfectly unified his musical worlds — drumming and melody. His broad exposure to music has remained a focal point of interest and inspiration, motivating him to familiarize audiences with melodic percussion and the ways in which these unique instruments can be used across different musical genres.
Bryan holds a MMus in Percussion Performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (’14) and a BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University (’12). He received Third Prize in the percussion category at the 2012 OSM Standard Life Competition. He also won First Prize at the Wilfrid Laurier Concerto Competition (2011) and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2013), performing marimba concertos with the respective orchestras.
From 2014-2017, Bryan served as Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Percussionist. During his time there, he was awarded the Grand Prize at the Saskatoon Kinsmen Competition, Top Prize in Percussion at the Saskatchewan Music Festival, and the Sister Boyle Gold Award for most outstanding competitor at the Grand Awards. Representing Saskatchewan at the National Music Festival in Edmonton brought him another First Prize in percussion. Before returning to Ontario, he performed Vincent Ho’s “Shaman” Percussion Concerto with the SSO.
Currently living in Toronto, Bryan continues to perform with orchestras such as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brott Music Festival, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Symphony, and many other ensembles throughout the GTA. When the pandemic hit, he was performing on a luxury cruise-ship with his partner as a solo duo, touring New Zealand and Australia.