Known for her beautiful sound and expressive playing, flautist Mika Putterman shares her passion for research and historical knowledge with audiences. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montréal, Mika was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In 2001, she received her master’s degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, where she studied with Barthold Kuijken and Marc Hantaï. Mika is the artistic director of Autour de la flûte and is a founding member of La Petite Harmonie, a Romantic wind ensemble. Mika has performed with Arion, Ensemble Caprice, Il Fondamento, Les Idées Heureuses, Notturna, and Tafelmusik, among others. She has had the privilege of working with such conductors as Lorenzo Coppola, Daniel Cuiller, Paul Dombrecht, Manfredo Kramer, Barthold Kuijken, Bernard Labadie, Jeanne Lamon, Jaap Ter Linden, Kent Nagano, Hervé Niquet, and Dominique Visse. She has been invited to play in various international festivals. Mika has recorded many concerts for both the CBC and Radio-Canada, and has recorded as a soloist on several recordings, one of which was nominated for a Juno Award. Mika also recorded a world première of Beethoven’s folk songs on Romantic flute, along with fortepianist Erin Helyard.