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Rozmberk Consort (Rožmberská kapela), set up in 1974 is an instrumental and vocal ensemble that specializes in interpretation of music from medieval and Renaissance periods. It takes on the tradition of the original Rožmberk Consort, which was actually active between 1552 and 1602 at the castles of Český Krumlov and later on Třeboň in Southern Bohemia. There it added greatly to the luster of powerful aristocratic court of the brothers Vilém and Petr Vok of Rožmberk. All members of the ensemble are musicians by profession who are active in significant ensembles in Prague (Radio Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Prague...). All of them are deeply interested in early music and skillful enough as to master various instruments, which was commonplace in Middle Ages. The ensemble has been active for 30 years and has made several concert series around Europe, such as Greece, Sweden, Spain, Malta, Switzerland, Wales, etc. It performs also at distinguished festivals of early music, e.g. in Germany (Dresden, the Castle Wartburg, Berlin, etc.), Italy (Merano, Belluno, etc.), Austria, in Luxembourg, Belgium, France and other European countries. The ensemble has made recordings for several radio stations, such as ORF, WRD, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio Nacional de Espaňa, Radio Greece, not to speak of several broadcasts with Czech Radio and Czech Television. It also performed music for several movies.