The Hathor Consort, takes its name from the Egyptian mother goddess Hathor and was formed by Romina Lischka in 2012. Under her artistic direction, this string ensemble is dedicated to performing music from the Renaissance and Baroque. Simultaneously, the group is also exploring new expressive possibilities of the refined, European chamber music repertoire in multi-disciplinary and intercultural concert forms where early and new music from other cultures combine with modern music, world music and electronics.
In Dhrupad Fantasia, the Hathor Consort’s first cross-cultural project, a new musical language emerges, combining compositional elements and collaborative improvisations from both styles, English and Indian Renaissance music. With its multi-facetted programming, the Hathor Consort has been invited to numerous festivals and concert halls throughout Europe, including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Warschau Filharmonie, Bozar Brussel, Concertgebouw BruggeLondon’s Wigmore Hall, Cologne Philharmonie, Hilharmonie Essen, Utrecht Early Music Festival, MA Festival Brugge, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Opéra de Rouen, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent and the York Early Music Festival. Hathor Consort’s CDs have received numerous awards including Diapason d’or, IRR Outstanding, Klara’s 10.