Brynley completed his studies in music at the University of Canterbury (NZ) and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
During the past 32 years Brynley has been a member of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dunedin Symphonia, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He is presently a member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Brynley taught at Teachers College for three years was a founding member of the North Canterbury Academy of Music in New Zealand.
Brynley also played jazz violin with the Queensland Orchestra’s cabaret ensemble, X-Collective and with his own jazz duo, Highly Strung.