Harvey de Souza

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Il Cannone Gold by Larsen Strings
Harvey de Souza 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.

Dedicated to the Artists

Il Cannone® Gold for Violin

About Harvey

​As a boy in Mumbai, India, de Souza grew up listening to many distinguished violinists, including Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh and Isaac Stern. His father had a great love for the instrument but never had the opportunity to play, so a young de Souza took up the violin.

Harvey de Souza has been a member of the St Martin in the Fields Academy since 1993 and has led the orchestra on tours with Sir Neville Marriner and soloists such as Joshua Bell and Julia Fischer. As a member of the Chamber Ensemble, he performed extensively in South America, Europe and the United States.

Harvey was a member of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Vellinger String Quartet, which won the London International String Quartet Competition in 1994. He was principal guest director of the Lancashire Sinfonietta and co-artistic director of the Sangat Chamber Music Festival, which is in its seventeenth edition in Mumbai.

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


Alternative Options for Violin

Virtuoso® Violin

Virtuoso® Violin

Violin Original

Original Violin

Il Cannone Gold Violin

Il Cannone® Gold Violin

Tzigane® Violin

Tzigane® Violin

Aurora Violin

Aurora Violin

How to look after your violin strings

How to look after your strings

Il Cannone® Violin

Il Cannone® Violin

Il Cannone® Violin Direct Focused

Il Cannone® Direct & Focused

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