Alfa & Omega Premium Rosins

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Genesis

Alfa & Omega Rosin family was born in March, 2022, from a dream to make available to everyone, an adaptive and fully customisable rosin base, that can meet the most demanding sound, environmental, bowing techniques needs, starting from a strong and projecting sound for film music recordings, to the most lyrical passages of Verdi Opera arias, where a silky sweet and warm, but also bright and luminous tone is absolutely a must. That is why composer Istvan J. Balazs, started its heavy research and development in 2021 in his quest for finding the secret recipe and the perfect blend of various rosin types and their acoustic, stickiness/gripping and bow slipping characteristics. After the final recipe has been finalised, in 2022 March, Istvan started making the first handmade premium rosins for Violin, Viola and Cello, based on his own one-of-its kind revolutionary formula called "Rewarmed Traditional Fluid Blending".

Our rosins are fully natural products created from a mixture of various highly purified Hungarian and Romanian pine tree resins, as the main resin base, then, further specific natural resins/gums are also added, carefully distilled, blended and mixed at low temperatures with natural waxes and essential oils in order to preserve the original physical and acoustic characteristics of the compounding oleo-resins.

Alfa & Omega rosins are specially designed for both the advanced and professional string players. They all feature a fabulously close to zero dust and high grip, a powerfully projecting and strong tonal character. At the same time it highly supports the player in the most demanding bowing techniques from expressive, lyrical, gently emotive legato and glissando passages, to ultra fast ostinatos and ricochets adding body, roundness, lively silky sweet, smooth, luminous and round sound to it. All our rosins are customised to be able to fully adapt to the specific string instrument´s string and bow ideal grip/stickiness/slipping adequate ratio requirements.

It fills us with tremendous joy and gratitude, that after just a few months, our rosins are heavily used in many prestigious opera, symphonic, philharmonic, chamber, film music orchestras, string quartets and various music institutions, such as:
 

  • "Gheorghe Dima" Academy of Music, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Hungarian Radio Studio 22 - Budapest Film Orchestra, Hungary

  • Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest, Hungary

  • Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary

  • State Opera, Brașov, Romania

  • Hungarian State Opera, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • State Philharmonic Orchestra, Târgu Mureș, Romania

  • "Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • "Csíki" Chamber Orchestra, Csíkszereda, Romania

  • TIBERIUS String Quartet, Târgu Mureș, Romania

  • "MÁV" Symphonic Orchestra, Budapest, Hungary

  • and many others

Testimonials

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I warmly congratulate István Balázs, the dreamer and creator of the "Alfa and Omega" rosin family. As with all new innovations created in Hungary, we can now be proud of this product, I am sure that it will quickly spread in the world of musicians and, due to its handmade, unique nature, it will successfully compete with the other products of big companies. I found the rosin made for the viola really high-quality, despite its silkiness, it helps bring out the overtones from the bow. I wish that more and more musicians try and fall in love with this great product!

Péter Bársony
Violist, Univ. Prof., Kunstuniversität Graz, Liszt Ferenc University of Music, Budapest

In the theatre

   Orchestras, Institutions where musicians are using our rosins   

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