The year 2013 began with TV cameras rolling while the Fitzwilliam String Quartet played three movements of Britten’s Quartet No. 3, as part of the eminent director John Bridcut’s new Britten film for BBC4. Three weeks later saw the presentation of an award to the FSQ by the Delius Society for services to the composer during his 150th anniversary year. In June the FSQ gave a sell-out performance of Beethoven Op. 135 and Shostakovich No. 9 at Wigmore Hall; next season will feature two concerts at King’s Place, amongst a number of other London venues. The year closes with a debut in Luxembourg at the Festival de Musique au Château de Bourglinster.