Chen Xi

“Chen Xi is a very bright musician with strong individuality…” The Strad

Il Cannone Gold by Larsen Strings
Chen Xi Il Cannone Gold

Il Cannone® for Violin

Il Cannone violin strings are available as a series of three brand variants. Premium strings characterised by a clear and colourful sound with punch and projection at the core. The new Il Cannone Gold is our final add on to the Il Cannone family of strings.

They are the most powerful strings in the family, even though they have the identical string tension to Il Cannone Soloist strings. The new Il Cannone Gold offer a unique strength for violin strings, enhancing the core sound of the instrument. They offer a vibrancy that makes the entire instrument resonate as if the strings are in perfect sync with the violin.

Reviews of our Il Cannone Gold sound include: ‘incredibly powerful, a palette of sensuous sound colours, fast, strong, crisp, durable, long-lasting, unique.’

Il Cannone Gold is the ultimate edition our premium Il Cannone violin strings family with a unique touch of lasting luxury.

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Il Cannone® Gold for Violin

About Chen Xi

In June, 2002, seventeen year-old Chinese Violinist Chen Xi won the top prize of the 12th International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition. Become the youngest top prize winner in the history of Tchaikovsky competition.

As a talented violinist and child protégé, Chen Xi has won many competitions since his young age, both nationally and internationally. They are including the Eighth Lipinski-Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland in 2000 and the Ninth National Youth Violin Competition of China in 2001.

His international exposure continued courtesy of the NHK Broadcasting Corporation in Japan, in a series of four interviews. In 2003, Mr. Chen touring Taiwan with pianist Lang Lang and Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In May 2007, Mr. Chen was chosen as the representative of the People’s Republic of China Government to perform at the welcome concert for the United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Chen performed with China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, South bend Symphony Orchestra, Sejong Soloists, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Kammerorchester, Iceland Chamber Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Orchestra. He Played many concerts in Vancouver, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Buffalo,Cincinnati, Washington D.C. As well as in Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angles, Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall New York, Auditorium du louvre Paris, etc.

In 2016. Mr. Chen toured with ShenZhen Symphony Orchestra in Europe and played in many festivals such as Merano Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival and Ljubljana festival. Mr.Chen received Diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music and Master Degree from Yale University. Currently join the faculty member of China Central Conservatory of Music. Mr. Chen plays 1690 Pietro Guarneri of Mantua.

Chen Xi Il Cannone Violin Gold

Larsen Il Cannone Gold

Full available range. 600 x 600px x 72dpi.

Il Cannone Violin Gold E

Violin E


Il Cannone Violin Gold A

Violin A


Il Cannone Violin Gold D

Violin D


Il Cannone Violin Gold G

Violin G


Il Cannone Violin Gold Set

Violin Set


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