Melody (melos + ode), derived from the Greek melos, (μέλος) literally means: a song, or the music to which a song is set and ode (ωδή) means: ode, song, poem.
MELOS ROSIN owned and run by Christos Sykiotis, is established since 2002. He previously worked as a freelance cellist and teacher for ten years playing with a number of well known - and not so well known - orchestras and ensembles. He was born in Adelaide in Australia & raised in Thessaloniki , Greece. His father George was born in Halkidiki, a beautiful place in North Greece, full of pine trees. Christos spent his childhood summers running among those trees. In the following years he started the cello studies in Greece, advanced his studies in Germany & got the cello-degree in Fachakademie fuer Musik in Augsburg, Germany by the cello professor Markus Wagner. Since 1993 he lives in Thessaloniki with his family.
Halkidiki, North Greece. A place full of pine trees...
Christos Sykiotis in 1988 during his studies in Germany he started making rosin. He was familiar with the pine tree resin of his fatherland. After a lot of experiments with the high quality pine tree resin & colophony of Halkidiki as basis & other pure ingredients, he finalized the recipe for the cello rosin production. Testing with different strings, instrument bodies & temperatures, helped him to produce fantastic results for the violin, viola & bass rosin too. Christos as musician knew exactly how much & how, rosin can "bite" the strings of an instrument.
After the establishment of the MELOS rosin company, Christos received very good comments from famous soloists & teachers from many countries. MELOS rosin now, it is considered to be the world’s finest and is available all over the world.
MELOS ROSIN, Navrosidou Eleni & Co., G. D. Stefanou 18, 54250 Thessaloniki , GREECE Tel.: +30 2311 289165, Fax: +30 2311 242859
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