“Heidi’s energy, musicianship, beautiful tone, and musical phrasing combine to make her a stunning and compelling concert artist. It is unusual when high-level performers are extraordinary teachers as well, and Heidi is just that.”
Dr. Nevart Galileas
“I was fortunate, and pleased, to attend Heidi’s first post-DMA lecture recital at the National Flute Association’s annual convention in Orlando. On this international stage, she was in her element.”
“I enjoyed watching the video of the program dedicated to Amber! Having Heidi and an indigenous musician play was interesting and effective. The music’s contrast and commonality were engaging and a fitting tribute for Amber. As for Fantasia, bravo to Heidi for a musical and moving performance! You have a beautiful sound, and your passion for music and care for Amber came through the playing. But, as Clark mentioned to me, I can see why Amber’s mother was moved to tears. I am thankful I was able to be part of this project, Chase the Music.”
Heidi Kay Begay (doesn’t it just make you smile to say her name?). Well, when you meet Heidi, you’ll really smile. When you hear her play, she’ll take you to incredible places with her music. Heidi pours so much of herself into her performance – she infects you with her passion.
I first heard her perform at an event for a young Navajo woman – Amber. She was performing the world premiere of a piece – “Fantasy for Flute”, composed by Ron Royer. It’s the musical outline of a story told with Heidi’s delicate flute performance. Somber, joyous, dancing, wandering, directed, lost, introspective, energetic. The piece is Amber’s life expressed through Heidi’s flute. Impossible to express with words. Somehow Heidi does it with her music.
The performance was nothing short of spectacular. She took the audience through the piece, musically interpreting complex musical and life concepts. She gave her audience a glimpse into the life of Amber through the language of her flute.