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Flutissimo is an ensemble made up of over twenty musicians who perform on all of the instruments of the recorder family, from the tiny sopranino to the impressive contrabass. The group also includes a string double bass.

Since its inception in 1999, the ensemble has been conducted by Sophie Larivière, a well-known professional recorder player who performs as soloist both here and abroad. She has been co-artistic director of Ensemble Caprice since 1997.

Flutissimo was founded by the Montreal Recorder Society in order to provide its advanced amateur members with the opportunity to gain performance experience and to raise public awareness of the many possibilities recorder playing can offer. Flutissimo gives several concerts a year in the Montreal area. The ensemble played host to the Dutch ensemble Praetorius in 2003, performed with the Manhattan Recorder Orchestra in 2004 (in Montreal) and in 2006 (in New York) as well as with the Recorder ensemble of Lyon (in Montreal) in 2009. For its 10th anniversary, Flutissimo was joined by the renowned viol consort Les Voix Humaines for a concert during the Montreal Recorder festival.Flutissimo performs regularly in the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Old Montreal’s finest music venue. It was there that the group recorded a promotional CD in 2008.

Flutissimo’s varied repertoire, which runs the gamut from the medieval period to contemporary and popular pieces, appeals to a wide audience.