We’re delighted to announce our Beethoven Quartet Society (BQS) friends scheme! It’s been lovely to meet and interact with so many of you during our weekly online streams, and we can’t wait to get to know you further. While we had a whole programme of in-person benefits to deliver, owing to Covid-19 we have decided to tweak the scheme to deliver online benefits only. When we are able to get back to in-person music-making, we will add more benefits to our scheme! In the meantime, you can enjoy a lockdown discount on us 🙂

Interested in becoming a friend? Read below and join now. Any questions? Email us at
We use Stripe for secure payments, and you will be asked to create a WordPress account to process your payment and so we can keep track of your subscription. If you prefer you can also send a cheque to Cambridge String Quartet, 69 High St, Girton CB3 0QD. Please enclose your name and email address so we can write you a receipt and give you access to your benefits!

Lichnowsky Level

£5/month or £50 a year when paid in advance
Beethoven Quartet Society Online Streaming
Our popular series is back in a new form online and live for friends only. We’ll continue the discussions and learning about the Beethoven quartets, but also give you more chances to interact with the Quartet and each other!
Slack membership
Chat with the Quartet and other Friends in our online messaging system!
Name credit on website
Show the world you love chamber music!

Lobkowitz Level

£15/month or £150 a year when paid in advance
Everything in the Lichnowsky Level plus…
BQS Back Catalogue
Missed a stream? Want to go back over an obscure musicological point Rachel made, or check out Paula’s left hand technique in slow motion? All previous episodes of the online stream will be available to Friends only!
BQS journal
Many of you have written in with your questions about the quartets – this is your chance to see CSQ’s (or let’s be honest, Rachel’s!) answers to them. We’ll collect your questions via email, Twitter, Facebook, and any from our live events that we don’t get to answer, and send them out here.

Razumovsky Level

£50/month or £500 a year when paid in advance
Everything in the Lichnowsky and Lobkowitz Levels plus…
Monthly Private lesson or coaching with Quartet member
Do you want to do a deep dive on a specific, technical aspect of one of the quartets with Rachel? Or do you want to explore a sense of breathing while playing your instrument with Paula? Or perhaps you’re a cellist and you just want to talk about the last movement of Opus 132 with Josh! Or maybe you’re not a player at all, and you’re curious…you get to decide how to spend the time.

None of these options right for you? Get in touch at and we’ll figure out something that’s right for you!

CSQ Friends
Richard Heffer
Jonathan Holburn
Hartmut Kuhlmann
Edna Murphy
John Richards
Clare Stroud
Liz Stroud
Stephen and Gunilla Westerholm

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