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), Le Jardin Secret, Queens Consort, B-Rock, Capilla flamenca, 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, Zuricher Tonhalle, Kongress Innsbruck, Festival de Labeaume, Teatro Maliban, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center NY and the Festival d‘Aix en Provence.
She has recorded for the labels Ricercar, Flora, Coro, Christophorus and Musica Ficta.
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 ‘ECHO Rising Star' of BOZAR and Concertgebouw Amsterdam for the 2012-13 season in the category of early music.
In November of 2011 she presented her first ‘Manufacture project' at De Bijloke in Gent.?2011 is also the year when Romina created her ‘Hathor Consort,' which is dedicated to the exploration of the consort repertoire from the Renaissance to the Baroque.