Melos Rosin is a family-run company founded in 2003 in Thessaloniki, Greece by Christos Sykiotis. A cellist and composer, Sykiotis made his first rosin in 1988 while studying cello at Fachakademie feur Musik in Germany. Melos Rosin is made by a musician for musicians.
Handmade, fresh cakes are made from Greek pine-tree resin and colophony combined with the finest ingredients, handpicked by local suppliers. Melos strives to offer pure, high-quality resin, with respect for the environment. As of 2023, Melos offers a 100% recyclable, eco-friendly, anti-pollution cork packaging.
"I was very impressed with Melos Rosin. This is definitely one of the best rosin I have ever tried. It gives you a smoothness but at the same time, it gives you a bite, too and gives you fine quality sound. I am so glad to discover about this wonderful rosin!" - KYOKO TAKEZAWA soloist, Professor of the Toho Music School and Tokyo College of Music and served as a jury member for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Menuhin and Weniawski
"Melos Rosin is the finest rosin we have ever tried. It works equally well on our modern and old Italian instruments, for both chamber and solo playing. All four of us are currently using it and enjoying fresh new sound and great traction. Bravo to Melos!" - EMERSON STRING QUARTET
"Melos light colored cello rosin is perfect for both solo and chamber music alike. It is the only rosin I have found that simultaneously cuts through an orchestra with impressive bite and clarity while affording tremendous warmth and sostenuto. It needs no breaking in time, and can be applied immediately before a performance. I use it generously--it is in a class of its own!" - JULIAN SCHWARZ soloist, chamber musician
Melos Rosins are developed through tests with different strings, instrument bodies, and temperatures in order to deliver under any condition and offer the best results for every instrument. Each rosin cake is handmade-to-order and delivers sound without unexpected noises or dust, for all kinds of bowing techniques.
Light Rosins are designed for the high temperatures of spring and summer, and give silky and warm sound qualities. Dark Rosins grip the strings harder and are designed for the lower temperatures of autumn and winter, and for full-tone playing. Mini sizes are available in each for young musicians, the same high-quality, handmade rosins in a lesser product amount. Baroque Rosins are made especially for violin, viola, and cello baroque instruments, as well as the viol family instruments. The Baroque series is formulated for gut strings and the unique instrument bodies of baroque and viol instruments. All Baroque Rosins are Dark.
100% handmade product
Natural, does not contain any chemicals
Made from high-quality Greek pine-tree resin
Fresh, produced only upon order
Offers variety, specially designed for each instrument and winter or summer temperatures
Gives the musician flexibility to combine different types of cakes and achieve results suited to any preference or occasion.
Premium packaging made from cork. 100% recyclable, eco-friendly, and non-allergenic, cork also offers excellent thermal insulation and is highly durable.