Romina Lischka was born in 1982 in Vienna, Austria. She began her musical studies with the guitar at the age of 7, turning to the viol 6 years later. She continued studying the two instruments in various music academies in Vienna, pursuing her guitar studies with Walter Würdinger at the Universität für Musik Wien from 1999 until 2002. Her interest in early music brought her to the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzeland, where she studied viola da gamba with Paolo Pandolfo. She received her soloist's diploma with distinction in 2006. Romina then continued her studies with Philippe Pierlot at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, completing her Master's degree with distinction in 2008. In addition, she participated in masterclasses with Wieland Kuijken, Jordi Savall and Sophie Watillon, as well as the summer academy in Ambronay, France, under the direction of Christophe Rousset.

Since 2008, she has developed her activities as a concert artist, playing with such ensembles as Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot), Les Flamboyants (Michael Form), Gli Angeli Genève, Barokksolistene, Il Gardelino, MCO, Le Jardin Secret, B-Rock, Vlaamse Opera, Zefiro Torna, Roza Enflorese…

performing in the festivals of Midi Minimes, Early Music Festival York, BOZAR, AMUZ, de Dag van de Oude Muziek, Brighton Early Music Festival, Festival de la Roque d'Antheron, Züricher Tonhalle, Kongress Innsbruck, Festival de Labeaume, Teatro Maliban, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center NY, Festival d‘Aix en Provence, Folle Journée in Nantes und Tokio…

In 2012 she performed in the world premiere of George Benjamin's Opera 'Written on Skin' - a production she follows still today all over Europe and Asia.

She has recorded for the labels Ricercar, Flora, Coro, Christophorus, Musica Ficta, Fuga libera and Paraty.

Romina's passion for the classical music of North India of the Dhrupad style brought her to study Indian singing with Ustad Fariduddin Dagar in Delhi and Uday Bhawalkar in Pune, and at the conservatory of Rotterdam, where she received her Bachelor's degree of vocal studies in 2010.

She has been chosen as “Rising Star” of BOZAR and Concertgebouw Amsterdam for the 2012-13 season in the category of early music. Her first solo CD 'Pièces de viole de Sieur de Machy' received a Diapason 5. 'En Suite' the first CD of her duo with Sofie Vanden Eynde with music of Marin Marais and Ste. Colombe received the Klara price 'best classical recording of 2015'.

In 2012 Romina created her “Hathor Consort,” which is dedicated to the exploration of the consort repertoire from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The first CD of her ensemble 'Lachrimae' of John Dowland was well received by the press (IRR outstanding, Klara's 10 nomination, 4 diapasons).


Hathor Consort