Made in Denmark with love and passion
Bowed Instrument Strings for Violin, Viola & Cello
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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
Free to Choose
For a strictly limited period we will be including a complimentary A string with all Il Cannone Medium & Soloist sets. So why not experiment with your sound? One A is the classic ‘direct & focused’ Il Cannone whilst the other, as labelled, is a ‘warm & Broad’ alternative option. We would love to hear what you think.
Braimah Kanneh-Mason chose the Warm & Broad A.
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
A warm Sønderborg welcome to Matthias Bartolomey who has just joined the Larsen Strings family. In 2012 together with the Jazzviolinist and Mandola player Klemens Bittmann he formed the Duo BartolomeyBittmann - progressive strings Vienna which has become a main focus...read more
We are very pleased to welcome the Austrian violinist and violist, Eszter Haffner to the Larsen Strings family. Eszter is Professor of Violin at the KUG University of Music Graz, Austria since 2002 and from 2010 also at the Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark....read more
We have been working with Leonard Elschenbroich for the past twenty years and are delighted to now make things official. He has been of considerable help with the testing and development of our cello range and we are honoured to welcome Leonard as a Larsen Artist....read more
Introducing a new member of the Larsen Strings family: the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. As a soloist, conductor and artistic director, Nicolas performs a repertoire spanning from early music to the contemporary. For a more extensive biography of Nicolas, please tap:...read more
Hattie Butterworth’s latest blog entry now online at Larsen Strings. ‘Music and Mental Health - What I’m Doing in October.’ We are very grateful to Hattie for sharing this experience and hope that it is of assistance to fellow musicians. ‘I’ve spoken before on my blog...read more
Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments. In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra with whom he frequently appears as a soloist. Valve also...read more
“If I was not deeply devoted to music, I would not be manufacturing strings. I still consider myself primarily a musician…”
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.
Elholm 6, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark.
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).