Known for her beautiful sound and expressive playing, flautist Mika Putterman loves sharing her passion for research and historical knowledge while performing. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal with Claire Guimond, she moved to Europe and received her master’s degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels with Barthold Kuijken and Marc Hantaï.
In 2003 Mika moved back to her native Montreal and founded Autour de la flute- a concert series and ensemble featuring flutes from the Renaissance to Romantic eras, and is a founding member of La Petite Harmonie, a romantic wind ensemble. She performs regularly with groups such as Orchestre baroque Arion, Discantvs, Les Idées Heureuses, Ensemble Caprice, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Notturna, Les Voix Humaines, Il Fondamento, among others, and has had the privilege of working with various conductors and artists such as Cecilia Bernardini, Lorenzo Coppola, Paul Dombrecht, Eric Hoeprich, Manfredo Kramer, Barthold Kuijken, Bernard Labadie, Dominque Labelle, Suzie Leblanc, Jeanne Lamon, Kent Nagano, Matthias Maute, Susie Napper, Hervé Niquet, Jaap Ter Linden, and Jan de Winne.
Mika has recorded many concerts for both the CBC and Radio-Canada and as a soloist with labels Analekta, ATMA Classique, Outhere, and early-music.com. Her solo recordings include two world premieres on period instruments with Australian fortepianist Erin Helyard (Beethoven’s folk songs and Kuhlau Sonatas). Her newest recording is “Bach at the Mendelssohn’s” with American keyboardist Jory Vinikour.