Bryn Lutek is a versatile Canadian percussionist who is quickly establishing himself in both contemporary and orchestral idioms. In the spring of 2020, after completing his Master's degree at the University of Toronto in the studios of Aiyun Huang and Charles Settle, Bryn was named Principal Percussionist of L'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebéc. As an orchestral percussionist he has also performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and L’Orchestre Métropolitain.
Bryn is passionate about collaborating with his peers to extend the percussion and chamber music repertoire; to that end he has recently given world premieres of two works for percussion trio and electronics - entasi iii by Joshua Biggs, and Layers by Hunter Brown - alongside fellow percussionists Louis Pino and Tyler Cunningham. Bryn has also given premieres of music by Kotoka Suzuki, Stephanie Orlando, Amy Thompson, and Ania Vu, and he is currently working with Louis Pino on a new piece for snare drum, interactive electronics, and video.
As a researcher Bryn was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2019 and his work has been accepted to the TENOR International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation & Representation; his research interests centre around the history and aesthetics of electronic music and media.
Prior to attending the University of Toronto, Bryn received his Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto and his Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University.