Known for her beautiful sound and expressive playing, flautist Mika Putterman loves performing while sharing her passion for research and historical knowledge.
Artistic director and founder of Autour de la flûte, Mika performs on flutes from the Renaissance to the Romantic periods. She also performs regularly with groups such as Arion Orchestre Baroque, Discantvs, Les Idées heureuses, Ensemble Caprice, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Notturna, Les Voix humaines, and Il Fondamento and has had the privilege of working with conductors and artists such as Cecilia Bernardini, Lorenzo Coppola, Paul Dombrecht, Eric Hoeprich, Manfredo Kramer, Barthold Kuijken, Bernard Labadie, Dominique Labelle, Suzie Leblanc, Jeanne Lamon, Kent Nagano, Matthias Maute, Susie Napper, Hervé Niquet, Jaap Ter Linden, and Jan de Winne.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal with Claire Guimond, she received her master’s degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels with Barthold Kuijken and Marc Hantaï. Mika teaches historical flute at McGill.
Mika has recorded many concerts for both the CBC and Radio-Canada and albums as a soloist with numerous labels. Her previous solo recordings include two world premieres on period instruments with Australian fortepianist Erin Helyard, Beethoven folk songs and Kuhlau sonatas. Her latest recording explores new territory, envisioning how the Romantics would have played Bach, all on historical Romantic instruments.