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Hathor Consort

Hathor Consort was founded by Romina Lischka in 2012 with the aim of interpreting Renaissance and Baroque consort music in various instrumental combinations based upon the viol. The ensemble takes its name from the goddess Hathor, a mother deity of ancient Egypt. Worshipped as “Mistress of the West”, she welcomes the dead into the afterlife and is regarded as a goddess of dance, art and music. Hathor is also known as the primordial mother or receiving element and embodies the principles of love and all that concerns the heart.

Hathor Consort

Based in Mechelen, Belgium, Hathor Consort presented their first programme “Consort Songs and Fantasias by William Byrd” with the countertenor Marnix De Cat in the Network Oude Muziek 2013. In 2012 they worked on the Manufacture Project “Lachrimae – The Seven Tears of John Dowland” with dancer Femke Gyselinck at the Bijloke in Gent. Having been favourably received, the project further developed and peaked with the performance of new music of the Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys. Its world premiere took place in May 2015 in Concertgebouw Brugge and was followed by performances in The Cottier Chamber Project in Glasgow, Festival Trigonale in Austria, and De Link in Tilburg in the Netherlands.

For their first recording “Lachrimae of Dowland”, Hathor Consort received subsidy from the Flemish government. The recording was well received by the press (e.g. IRR outstanding, Klara’s 10 nomination, and four “Diapasons”). Hathor Consort has been invited to many prestigious festivals, including the Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Festival van Vlaanderen, Warsaw Philharmonic, Jeunesse Austria, and others.

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