Ryan Trew’s compositions have been performed by renowned Canadian ensembles including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Ryan received his Doctorate of Music at the University of British Columbia.

Ryan was a winner of the Vancouver Symphony Olympic Commissioning Project in 2010, and was asked to compose a piece in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The resulting commission of “Starlike” was premiered by Bramwell Tovey with the VSO and, hailed as a triumph, has since been performed over forty times by orchestras across the country. His first set of orchestral songs entitled “Come Closer” was premiered to great acclaim in Toronto in 2018.

Ryan was commissioned by the Wilfrid Laurier University Flute Ensemble to compose a flute octet which was recorded under the direction of Amy Hamilton for the Canadian Music Centre. It has since become a staple of the repertoire, having been performed many times in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Other past commissions include “Symphony 1” for the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and “Hinterland” for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.