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
Strings for Violin, Viola & Cello
A thank you from us. We’ve been looking through our advertisements over the years and how the product range has grown. Some little steps and some massive leaps reaching right back to that Original A for cello. It’s not just our products, it’s a community of like-minded people here at Sønderborg and way beyond with friends old and new around the world. So a big thank you to all of you for joining us on the journey.
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
Ruth Hallows: Larsen String Diary Part 1 (of 3). Ruth, our new contributor, tries out Larsen Il Cannone for Cello in the first of a new video series. Warm & Broad or Direct & Focused? See and hear what works for Ruth. https://youtu.be/6Mn30WZQhI0
Introducing the cellist Ruth Hallows with an introductory article for us from her blog “From a Cellist’s Perspective”, where she tackles the big issues facing young professionals and students in the classical music world. Ruth is currently testing out some strings for...
From all of us at Larsen Strings -here's hoping for better things to come in 2021.
"Direct & Focused A string had the elegant and clear voice, especially at high register." Hsuan-Po Hsu, Taiwan, reviews Larsen Il Cannone. Please read more... Hsuan-Po Hsu
We are delighted to welcome the violinist Zhi-Jong Wang to the Larsen Strings family. Zhi-Jong is currently Professor and Deputy Director of the Orchestral Department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She plays a 1716 Stradivarius fitted with Larsen Il Cannone...
Christian-Pierre La Marca: Cello 360 (Believe Recordings). Christian-Pierre is our featured 'Il Cannone' artist in The Strad this December. Wishing him all the best with this new release coming November 27th. . . . Order Now Christian-Pierre La Marca
“If I was not deeply devoted to music, I would not be manufacturing strings. I still consider myself primarily a musician…”
Aiming for sustainable solutions
Our aim here at Larsen Strings is to progressively work toward sustainable solutions in the way that we operate as a company. Some steps are small and some, such as our decision to upgrade to a C0² neutral electricity plan are larger steps towards our destination.
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Larsen Strings A/S has chosen to support the environment by upgrading to a CO2 neutral wind energy plan. Larsen Strings also supports UN World Goal 7 "Sustainable Energy" through its green choice.