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
Warm & Broad or Direct & Focused? We have just completed an extensive trial testing these two Il Cannone violin A alternatives. We listened to your feedback & are pleased to announce that the Il Cannone Warm & Broad A is now available as a permanent option.
All images supplied by musicians involved in the testing process -We couldn’t do it without you!
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
Please view/download our string silk guides for Larsen Strings violin, viola and cello to identify string types from the ball, silks and windings. Each Larsen string has a unique combination of markers and these are listed by instrument and product in the following...
A warm (and broad) Larsen welcome to the cellist, Jonathan Roozeman. Great to have you with us! “Jonathan Roozeman proved a virtuoso” (New York Times) “Star of the evening!” (Helsingin Sanomat) “Throughout he showed astonishing focus, in a work that requires the...
It is our great pleasure to officially welcome Pablo Ferrández to the Larsen Strings Family. And a considerable honour to have been chosen by Pablo to complement Stradivari’s “Lord Aylesford”. Larsen Magnacore, a perfect combination. Great to have you with us, Pablo....
Hattie Butterworth talks to Maria Zachariadou, Assistant Principal Cello, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra about orchestras, auditions and studying music. ‘So as long as you are honest with yourself about what you enjoy and what gives you energy, I think the right space...
We will are at NAMM 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center January 16-19th in association with our good friends Glasser NY. We look forward to seeing you and we, just may, have something very special with us… Booth 9048 NAMM
A penny for your thoughts and, no, we don’t pay for reviews but do welcome any submitted to us. We do encourage you to share your thoughts –not so much for our benefit but more for providing guidance and insight for your fellow musicians. For example, Joseph Dawson,...
“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).