About us

PIRASTRO, founded in 1798 by Giorgio Pirazzi and now led by Annette and Henning Müller-Zierach the sixth generation of family which stands for:

PIRASTRO has been proudly producing handmade strings, rosins and accessories in Germany since 1798.

Thanks to innovative materials and the adoption of new carefully matched production methods, the PIRASTRO product range can constantly be improved.

Because of the reliable quality and unique beautiful sound of PIRASTRO strings and rosins, a great number of classical string musicians play and recommend PIRASTRO products.

PIRASTRO enjoys developing and producing a broad and varied range of strings which are inspired by the needs and wishes of individual musicians worldwide.

The PIRASTRO product range offers a variety of:
• strings (gut/synthetic/steel core strings)
• rosins -designed specifically for PIRASTRO strings
• shoulder rests (KorfkerCradle/KorfkerRest)
• accessories (string care products)

Products and services

PIRASTRO offers a wide range of gut, synthetic and steel core strings for:

• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Double bass
• Gamba
• Concert harp
• Folk harp
• Erhu

The newest development within our PERPETUAL string family is our D-BASS PERPETUAL SET ORCHESTRA MITTEL. We cordially invite you to discover the Perpetual possibilities of this unique 21st century string set.

In addition PIRASTRO creates its own rosins, designed specifically for use with PIRASTRO strings. This combination is in no small part responsible for the excellent world-renowned PIRASTRO sound.

Accessories like the KorfkerCradle and KorfkerRest shoulder rests - The ultimate in sound and comfort – as well as fine tuners and string care products complete the PIRASTRO range of products.

• strings
• rosins -designed specifically for PIRASTRO strings
• shoulder rests (KorfkerCradle/KorfkerRest)
• accessories (string care products)

As string makers, the first question we are usually asked when we introduce a new set of double bass strings is what style of playing are they most suitable for? With our new PERPETUAL bass set, we would like to encourage the players to decide for themselves. We cordially invite you to discover the PERPETUAL possibilities of this unique 21st century PIRASTRO string set for double bass.

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PIRASTRO VIOLIN PERPETUAL provides the largest volume and carrying power combined with a precisely focused sound projection within our range of violin strings. Thanks to innovative materials and the adoption of new, carefully matched production methods, the development of PIRASTRO VIOLIN PERPETUAL resulted in a string set with a character not yet found in our product family. The clarity of its sound, however, does not diminish the abundance of colors PERPETUAL offers.

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PIRASTRO CELLO PERPETUAL strings – our most powerful cello strings - are characterized by great flexibility and an extraordinary tonal spectrum – from a sweet, warm tone to sheer endless power. The tone is focused and clear, the most delicate touches are instantly audible and the base warmth always present. The natural qualities and timbre of each cello are enhanced by the strings’ great dynamics and intensity. CELLO PERPETUAL strings are available in different varieties.

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Pirastro GmbH
Senefelderstr. 80
63069 Offenbach am Main

Phone: +49 69 840090-0
Fax: +49 69 831663
Internet: www.pirastro.com
E-mail: Send message

Contact person

Ed Mingo
Marketing Manager USA
Phone: +1 631 8342947
E-mail: Send message

News & Innovations

PIRASTRO invites you to discover PERPETUAL possibilities for double bass
Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new PERPETUAL double bass strings were designed to provide the player with a comfortable left hand feel, fast articulate response, and strong energetic tone. Using a new uniquely designed extremely flexible steel rope core, the PERPETUAL double bass strings provide incredible stability and tremendous power. With a little adjustment on the players end, the voice can be manipulated to suit a wide variety of styles. A powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.

When played arco the PERPETUAL double bass has a clear yet complex tone with an intense power that can be felt by the musician as well as the listener. With their effortless left hand feel and an astonishingly quick bow response, the PERPETUAL allows the player to practice for long periods of time with little fatigue.

PIRASTRO PERPETUAL strings for double bass are available in an orchestra tuning medium gauge set with additionally E 2.10m (C-extension) and B5 string.

We cordially invite you to discover the PERPETUAL possibilities of this unique 21st century string set.

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