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Thomastik-Infeld is an Austrian company founded in 1919, located in Vienna developing and producing strings and rosins for bowed and fretted string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and guitar.
The company still makes "Dominant" strings, one of the earliest brands of perlon string, now considered a standard for comparison to other synthetic string sets. Other string brands from the company include:
- Infeld (Red and Blue)
- Peter Infeld
- Dominant Pro
In 1919, Dr. Franz Thomastik, a violin maker, and Otto Infeld, a civil engineer, decided to found a company. They started manufacturing steel strings.
Thomastik-Infeld's workshops were completely destroyed in World War Two.
In 1970, the Dominant strings were launched. In those years, the conventional gut string was challenged by perlon strings; Thomastik-Infeld offered this type of string, making the brand very popular for virtuosi across the world.
The company was run by Peter Infeld from 1994 until his death on April 15, 2009. He was 67 years old. The company is now run by Zdenka Infeld.
In 2019, Thomastik-Infield celebrated its 100 year anniversary by launching https://www.stringtelligence.com/.
In 2021, the Dominant Pro strings were launched.
- "Famous Violinst's String Brand Choices (Interesting!) | Violin Strings | Violin Strings". Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- bitslice.at, nikpichler com, freigeist at. "Thomastik-Infeld Vienna". www.thomastik-infeld.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.