The Latest News from Sønderborg
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The Odora Trio -An extract from Hattie Butterworth's Larsen Blog It's been almost two years since my piano trio and I fell together. Our violinist Sophie and I were close friends at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and when the cellist in her trio at the Royal...read more
Have you visited our guest musician blogs? To give contrasting perspective, the two blogs currently up and running, are from the viewpoint of a cello teacher in London and a student cellist currently studying at the Royal College of Music. The Student Cellist Hattie...read more
New to our online Musicians section is Jason Lippmann. A cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jason has recently performed contemporary works by Frank Zappa and Phillip Glass. He can also be heard on the sound track of major Hollywood productions including The...read more
Far be it from us to suggest the miraculous but we would like to think that we produce extraordinary strings. Did you know? The key stage in the development of every new string is you. We trial our strings extensively, hands on, with musicians to tweak and perfect the...read more
‘Strings have a far larger effect on the timbre and playing characteristics of a cello than one might expect. Similarly to our vocal folds, they contribute greatly to an instrument’s quality of articulation and expression. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwieg from Larsen Strings A/S...read more
As a Danish company we could be forgiven for referring to one of our greatest literary figures, for example, in telling the story of an individual string. Where would be a very good place to start? Let’s start at the very beginning (no ugly ducklings involved). The...read more
‘Trying out the Lord Aylesford 1696 Stradivarius on loan to me by the Nippon Music Foundation and the Joseph Filius Guarnerius 1694 from Beares in London.’ Cellist Pablo Ferrández compares the two greats. To make things fair, as in the...read more
As the Danish gentleman said. Part of a series of illustrated quotes from Hans Christian Andersen to follow over the next week or so. ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ At Larsen Strings we would like to think that we are adding our voice to the conversation. Please...read more
North American Featured Musicians For our latest update of partner musicians, we are pleased to present four musicians from the United States. Magnacore® Arioso: Benjamin Karp, Professor of Cello at the University of Kentucky School of Music. Magnacore®: Dr. Kimberly...read more
Our thanks to Harald Haugaard for forwarding his impressions following his switch from Larsen Original to Il Cannone for violin: ‘For the past twenty five years my loyalty has always been to Larsen Original, in the light blue packets. But I’ve recently fitted the new...read more
Michelle Urquhart from Australia sent us this very nice review of our Virtuoso Viola Soloist strings: “I have played on these Viola strings over the last three months. There was a short settling/playing in period. At first, like all modern strings, they were slightly...read more
‘Virtuoso are a good choice for me, absolute flexibility, the same for big halls or small ‘dry’ rooms, amplified or not. Even if you play as loud as possible the strings keep a noble tone, the response is fantastic, soft or hard. Virtuoso suit me and my playing...read more
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.
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Larsen Strings A/S has chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines. Awarded Silver Certification as a corporate participant in Project ZERO (Sønderborg).
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