Laurits Th. Larsen. The Founder & CEO of Larsen Strings A/S.
'Can you make me a cello A string?'
The answer was anything but simple but that chance remark led to the creation of Larsen Strings. The first Larsen cello A was successfully delivered from the Larsen family garage and the Larsen family of strings began to grow along with the realisation that:
Although some of the best things happen by chance we can make them truly remarkable by design.
At Larsen Strings we develop, produce and market strings of the finest musical quality for bowed string instruments.
New from Larsen Strings
Johannes Wildner & Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra
We are pleased to announce that we will be exclusively sponsoring the appointment of Johannes Wildner as Chief Conductor at the Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra to commence from the 2019-2020 season and for the subsequent two seasons until June 2022.
The Stradivari Challenge
‘Chaconne’ Stradivarius (1725) versus ‘ex-Hämmerle’ Stradivarius (1709)
Il Cannone® for Violin with both instruments played by Rainer Honeck, Concertmaster, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Laurits Th. Larsen visits Vienna and talks us through a Stradivari challenge at Marcel Richters’ studio. Please view and see and hear the results.
Virtuoso® for Viola
With the development of our Virtuoso Viola strings the focus has been upon creating a new offering for viola D, G and C, built upon the firm foundations of our tried and trusted A. Now also available as Medium Extra Long.
‘Finding a balance of qualities to complement and mutually enhance something old with something new.’
Il Cannone® for Violin
Designed to bring out the best in your violin, Il Cannone individual strings and sets are available as two versions. The Medium variant has a more moderate tension with an open, colourful, projecting, richer and powerful sound whilst the Soloist brings a fuller tone, with even more presence and focus. Rusanda Panfili performs with Il Cannone.
News from Larsen Strings
We are delighted to welcome Hung-Wei Huang to our family of musicians. Violist Hung-Wei Huang joined the New York Philharmonic in October 2018. In 2002 Mr. Huang became the youngest-ever principal viola of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 2005 he was...read more
New from Hattie Butterworth. 'If we have the belief that we as a unique individual has something to say on stage at a specific moment in time, the anxiety about a critical voice diminishes. The critic wasn’t on the stage with you, you are the one with the courage and...read more
On our recent visit to the UK, in addition to working with the Kanneh-Mason family, we also enjoyed an insightful strings trial session with Leonard Elschenbroich. Pictured with Larsen’s Dr Thomas Zwieg and Leonard’s Matteo Goffiller “Ex-Rose-Ex-Piatti” (1693). Our...read more
Friends of Larsen Strings
We work closely with musicians in the development of our strings and invite you to view reviews, videos and to connect with the colleagues and friends that choose our strings including details of their chosen set ups. We couldn’t do it without you…
“If I was not deeply devoted to music, I would not be manufacturing strings. I still consider myself primarily a musician…”Laurits Th. Larsen
We are participating in Project ZERO. The entire Sonderborg area is involved in the vision of creating a CO2 neutral growth area before 2029. Larsen Strings has been awarded Silver Certification.
Our aim is to work toward sustainable solutions at Larsen Strings. As a company we have chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines.