Heidi Robichaud gave her first public performance on the saxophone at age 12, when she took part in the Cadets de la Marine de Rimouski fanfare.
Several months of private lessons at the École de musique du Bas-Saint-Laurent and joining in the Symposium de Saxophone paved the way to her enrolling, in 2020, at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. In the years since, she has continued her studies there with saxophonist Louis-Philippe Bonin.
In 2021, at the end of her first year at the Conservatoire, she won three winds-category first prizes in the following competitions: CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition, the Orchestre Métropolitain’s OMNI Music Competition and the Concours de la Fédération des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec. The Conservatoire also recognized the start of her musical career by awarding her a recruit-of-the-year scholarship.
A highlight of her second year at the Conservatoire was an invitation to appear as a soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, a performance postponed in April 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also received a second gold medal at the Concours de la Fédération des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec, a platinum medal at the Quebec International Music Competition, an Audience Choice prize and an Orchestre Métropolitain Team prize for her performance in the final round of the OMNI Music Competition and, lastly, another gold medal at the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition.
In September 2022, she became a member of the Ensemble Antoine-Perreault, began the pre-Conservatoire program in classical singing and joined the Orchestre baroque du Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski as a recorder player.
In November 2022, she joined the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec maritime as a saxophonist and four other young artists in a podcast produced by the Conservatoires du Québec network for broadcast on Radio-Canada’s Ohdio platform.
Heidi plans to continue her studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. A multi-instrumentalist, she has a true passion for music. In addition to saxophone and classical singing, she studies piano, clarinet, the bagpipes and the electric guitar.