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
Great to hear that our friends at Southwest Strings (HQ in Arizona, US) are now using Larsen Aurora as part of their standard set-up for advancing cellos. Thank you for the image of Aurora in performance. . . . Southwest Strings
We are delighted to welcome Grammy-award winning cellist Norman Fischer to the Larsen family. Mr Fischer is Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello and Director of Chamber Music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, USA. He plays Larsen Il...
A glimpse into my world: Friedrich Thiele. Larsen Performing Artist Friedrich Thiele has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt since October 2020. His studies are funded by the Renate und Peter von Metzler Scholarship....
Congratulations to Sheku Kanneh-Mason on the long-term loan of the “Ex-Goritzki” c. 1700 Matteo Goffriller facilitated by the Florian Leonhard Fellowship. We have had the chance to meet with Sheku to optimize the string setup on the Goffriller, and can confirm that it...
Find your sweet spot. Our mission was to find the perfect balance in creating a string for all players and instruments. And sharing that sweet spot through fractional sizes for all ages. Larsen Aurora for violin: available now. . . . Find Out More
Introducing Larsen Aurora for Violin. Laurits Th. Larsen, Founder and CEO, presents the predominant theme behind the creation of this new range: Strings for Everyone. Suitable for all instruments and all players available from full size medium and strong to medium...
“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.