Welcome to Larsen Strings
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
'We've come to the end of our string review of the Larsen "Il Cannone" String for Cello. Instead of me just talking about my experience, I answer your questions about the strings including; price, the sound of the string under your ear vs out in the concert hall and...
New beginnings –here in Denmark, spring is sprunging (if that’s a word). Aurora the fabled goddess of the dawn has awakened and we are delighted to present the new beginning for Larsen cello. A new entry point into our range for the youngest of students and on upwards...
"Larsen Strings possess a perfect combination of responsiveness, warmth, and projection. I play on two superb violins made by JB Guadagnini and Michelangelo Bergonzi. As I perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra each season, both instruments benefit immensely from the...
Catch up with the second part of Ruth Hallows’ three part review of Il Cannone for cello. Now that they’ve had a week to settle in, how did the process go and how about that decision with the D? https://youtu.be/6Os2oZCGk7s
A warm welcome to the cellist Ádám Jávorkai who has just joined his brother, the violinist Sándor Jávorkai, as a Larsen Strings Artist. Please take the time to view his Larsen Strings profile: Ádám Jávorkai
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
“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.
Elholm 6, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark.
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.