As an orchestral player, Mr. Brokken has served as guest principal bassoon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Bernardino Symphony, performed with the Los Angeles Ballet, and recorded various film and television scores. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Colburn Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Beene. While at Colburn, he was a featured soloist with the Colburn Zipper Orchestra and performed on Colburn Chamber Music Society concerts with members of the London Symphony Orchestra and pianist Orli Shaham. He has been a fellow at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals in the summer.