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
Visit the Larsen Video Channel: In performance and in discussion with Gautier Capuçon, Simon Morris, Tom Woods, Katri Patel, Andreas Brantelid, Renaud Capuçon, Christopher Franzius, Norbert Anger, Rainer Honeck, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Josef...
“The concerto mourns the past, embraces the inevitability of change and holds within it a sense of timeless creative genius, the idea of a higher power working through Elgar.” Larsen Strings contributor Hattie Butterworth is a British cellist studying with...
By popular request, the Larsen Strings 2020 desktop calendar is now available to download for your desktop with our compliments. It is available in two sizes (aspect ratio) regular (4.3) and widescreen (16.9). Please enjoy!
Alina's Vision... "My vision is to create a safe space for musicians, where they find the emotional, psychological and physical support. We are expected to perform at the highest level under exceptional pressure, to compete with each other and at the same time, to be...
Welcome Narek Hakhnazaryan to Larsen Strings: Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has inspired audiences with his artistry, securing a reputation as one of the...
Welcome to Tobias Breider, Principal Viola at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Tobias also regularly tours giving recitals and is a member of Ensemble Q in Brisbane and teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium and as a guest teacher at the Australian National Academy of...
“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).