Mika Putterman & Erin Helyard

Biography Mika Putterman & Erin Helyard

Mika Putterman
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 Montreal, Mika was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In 2001, she received her Masters 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 (nominated for an Opus Prize for “best concert of the year”) and is a founding member of La Petite Harmonie, a romantic wind ensemble. Mika has performed with Notturna, Arion, Tafelmusik, Les Idées Heureuse, Caprice, Il Fondamento, among others. She has been invited to play in various international festivals such as Montreal Baroque, Lamèque International Festival, the Montreal Bach Festival, the Festival Bach de St. Malo, and the Nantes musique festival. She has had the privilege of working with such conductors as Kent Nagano, Bernard Labadie, Daniel Cuiller, Paul Dombrecht, Manfredo Kramer, Barthold Kuijken, Jeanne Lamon, Lorenzo Coppola, Hervé Niquet, Jaap Ter Linden and Dominique Visse.

Mika has recorded many concerts for both the CBC and Radio-Canada, and has recorded as a soloist with labels early-music.com (nominated for a Juno Award) and ATMA Classique. Mika recorded a world première of Beethoven’s folk songs with the Belgian label Outhere, on romantic flute, along with the fortepianist Erin Helyard.

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