In 2020, Cremona in America renamed ANDREA rosin CECILIA.
The name CECILIA is both the name of the patron saint of musicians as well as the name of my beloved mother who passed away in 2019. Her wonderful love was a constant source of support and inspiration. In honor of my mother and musicians, and to celebrate the new decade, all premium rosins from CiA will be made under the name CECILIA starting in 2020. CECILIA Rosin series are now available worldwide. The formulas and the making process for SOLO, A Piacere and Sanctus remain the same. The Signature Formula is the newest addition to this premium rosin collection. Cremona in America is aware that it will take a period of time before the new CECILIA rosin replaces the previous ANDREA rosin entirely on the worldwide market. Cremona in America will continue to look after everyone who purchases rosins made by Cremona in America under the ANDREA brand name for as long as it stays on the market.
I have been trying out your new “Signature Formula” from your CECILIA Rosin collection and I really love it.
It is strong but not too grainy creating a full and rich sound. It also lasts longer so I don’t have to rosin my bow as often.
I have tried at least 30 different brands of rosins over the years, but CECILIA Signature is my favorite.
This new blending process enhances the purity of the rosin as well as increasing the preservation of the original chemical properties of the secret rosin formula.
The Violin Channel recently caught up with Peter Bahng, founder of Cremona in America and the maker of the revolutionary American-based CECILIA Rosin (Formerly known as ANDREA rosin)
CiA’s new flagship formula of CECILIA Rosin which provides a unique bowing sensation when in contact with the string and a clearly defined reaction. This is the most significant new development in our rosin formulas from CiA for the most demanding musicians. It helps the bow to give rich, full and expressive tones without excessive bite.
CiA’s long time popular formula that focuses on providing maximum projection as well as articulation. It is also forgiving under high bow pressure on the strings without the sound cracking. However, some musicians may find more effort is needed to create sensitivity in soft passages.
It offers a well blended, refined sound with slightly less projection than the SOLO formula. Admirers have described this special formula as giving a ‘silkier sound.' A Piacere is a good alternative to the ORCHESTRA formula which is discontinued as of 2020. The formula is based on the ‘Tartini Green' rosin that was available for just four years back in 2002.
Initially introduced as CiA’s 10th Anniversary Special in 2018. Two rosin formulas with different properties in one unique block. The outer ring formula gives a silky smooth bowing experience with a focused sound on the strings. The center formula kicks in when the player demands more power and gutsiness from their instrument.
Formulas for CECILIA SOLO, A Piacere, and Sanctus are identical to the ones produced under the name "ANDREA"
It is designed to be conveniently attached to the bottom of the CECILIA rosin after each use. Tilt in the rubber attached side to the bottom recess of the rosin platform first, and push it the other side.
More often than I expect, I get various questions by email about rosin. I have made a few videos on my YouTube channel to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive about rosin.
What is the proper way to apply rosin on the bow hair? And how much rosin?
Does it help to start the new rosin by scratching the shiny surface with a fine sandpaper?
Can we mix different rosins?
Rosin Q & A #4: Before you question your rosin...
- ANDREA is now CECILIA -
As of 2020, Cremona in America has produced over 250,000 cakes of handmade rosin since the establishment back in 2009.
Starting in 2020, all premium rosins from Cremona in America are made under the name CECILIA.
CECILIA is the patron saint of musicians as well as the name of my beloved mother who passed away in 2019.
This new era of CECILIA rosin from CiA is a tribute to my mother’s loving life and celebrates another decade of CiA with musicians all over the world. Cremona in America will continue to produce the world's finest premium rosins under new name CECILIA.
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“Because you are a true artist creating your own unique and exquisite masterpiece, you must keep searching and experiencing something new, something different, and something more special so that you continue to discover and expand the possibilities of your instrument. And those possibilities are literally unlimited.”
Peter Bahng, Violinist
Maker of the CECILIA Rosin Collection
CEO & FOUNDER