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Prior to the development of Kolstein’s Formulation Supreme Rosin, rosin was generically made for all instruments with players being forced to use rosins which were not formulated with the individual instrument’s requirements. For that matter, the violin, viola, and cello players were using identical kegs of rosin. Kolstein’s Formulation Supreme Rosin has corrected this problem so that each string player has the option of having not only their own specifically formulated rosin, but in the case of the cellist,  both a normal and slightly tackier medium grade. For the bassist, there is an option of Hard, All-Weather or Soft Grade to accommodate personal preferences. Through much tedious research and experimentation, as a result Kolstein Music has produced the Kolstein Rosins specifically formulated for each instrument and each individual player’s needs.

 

Whether you need Violin rosin, Viola rosin, Cello rosin or Bass rosin, Kolstein’s has a rosin developed specifically for your needs.

Kolstein Ultra Formulation Supreme 

Violin Rosin

Kolstein Ultra Formulation Supreme 

Viola Rosin

Kolstein Ultra Formulation Supreme 

Cello Rosin

Kolstein Ultra Formulation Supreme 

Bass Rosin

Trusted by Professional Players

Kolstein Rosin Testimonials

“I have had a most rewarding experience with the Samuel Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin – Soft grade. From the the first application to my bow, I was extremely happy with the total response and full-bodied sound I was producing. It has been a long time since I felt this confident about rosin. You don’t need much and it last for days. I am also impressed with the unique packaging with the rubber casing that just rolls down the cake of rosin for easy accessibility then zips back to protect the cake keeping the mold of rosin intact. As you all know, there are tons of rosin to buy, but if you care how you sound, you’ll want to check out the Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin – Soft grade. ”

Rufus Reid

Jazz Bassist/Composer

“I have had a most rewarding experience with the Samuel Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin – Soft grade. From the the first application to my bow, I was extremely happy with the total response and full-bodied sound I was producing. It has been a long time since I felt this confident about rosin. You don’t need much and it last for days. I am also impressed with the unique packaging with the rubber casing that just rolls down the cake of rosin for easy accessibility then zips back to protect the cake keeping the mold of rosin intact. As you all know, there are tons of rosin to buy, but if you care how you sound, you’ll want to check out the Kolstein Ultra Bass Rosin – Soft grade. ”

Timothy Cobb

Principal Bass – The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

“Through 35 years and thousands of orchestral, solo and chamber music performances, I have always turned to Kolstein rosin as the most dependable and classy rosin available. From the strongest attacks to the most nuanced articulations this is the rosin that will help provide the greatest range of expression for the music. I use it every day with great confidence and have enjoyed watching it expand my students abilities for many years.”

Peter Lloyd

Double Bass and Chamber Music
The Colburn Conservatory Formerly,
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Principal Bass, The Minnesota Orchestra

“I have been more than pleased with all aspects of the Kolstein Violin rosin. It offers extremely low powdering, even adherence to the bow hair and a wonderful playing quality I highly will recommend the Kolstein Violin Rosin to my colleagues and students.”

Shlomo Mintz

Critics, colleagues and audiences regard Shlomo Mintz as one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique alike. Read More on Shlomo Mintz

“I love my Kolstein Cello Rosin! I use it on both my fine bows with my classical cello, and on all four of my carbon fiber bows with my electric cello, with traditional horse hair and synthetic hair. The grip is wonderful and the cake is a wonderful size. I also love the beautiful gold packaging!”

Tina Guo

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer. Read More

“I was so pleased to recently receive the Kolstein Cello Rosin, from my colleague Shlomo Mintz. As a long term user of a competitive cello rosin, it was not easy to convince me to try the Kolstein Cello Rosin. I must say it is quite something, and I am very impressed with the qualities of the Kolstein Cello Rosin. I will be happy to recommend the Kolstein rosin to my colleagues and students and look forward to using it in my future projects.“

Dmitry Yablonsky

Music Director of Kiev Virtuosi, Conductor Laureate of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Read More

“Dear Barrie Kolstein,
Just a note to thank you so much for the rosin.
I can see that you really put your heart and soul into perfecting it and I think it is great. I find it leads one into a slightly different way of bow/string contact which makes playing easier.
I hope this finds you well.”

Thomas Martin

International Principal Bassist, Luthier, Educator and Pedagogue

“I’m using Kolstein rosin with great pleasure. It works very well with all kinds of different repertoire. I’m using it while playing in an orchestra and also when playing concertos.
It gives you a great “bite” but also sensitive and colorful sound.”

Tuomas Ylinen

Principal cellist – Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

“I’ve used the Kolstein Bass rosin for many years. I love the consistency that it gives me in bringing out the best my bows have to offer. An added bonus is that, with gentle care and handling, it will last for years before having to be replaced.”

Frank Proto

Famed Composer, Educator and Bassist