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Honorary members

Since its foundation in 1889, the Beethoven-Haus Society has often recognized outstanding musicians by awarding them honorary membership. They include:

José Antonio Abreu (presentation)
Artemis-Quartett
Daniel Barenboim
Alfred Brendel
Rudolf Buchbinder (presentation)
Bruno Leonardo Gelber
Gewandhaus-Quartett Leipzig
Luitgard Hartmann
Julius-Wegelersche Familienstiftung
György Kurtag
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Igor Oistrach
Natalia Oistrach-Zertsalova
Maurizio Pollini
András Schiff
Peter Serkin
Andreas Staier (presentation)

And also included:

Claudio Abbado
Claudio Arrau
Wilhelm Backhaus
Alban-Berg-Quartett
Hans Conrad Bodmer
Karl Böhm
Johannes Brahms
Max Bruch
Adolf Busch
Pablo Casalss
Hermann Deiters
Werner Egk
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Andor Foldes
Pierre Fournier
Anne-Liese Gielen
Hermann von Helmholtz
Anne-Liese Henle
Anthony van Hoboken
Ludwig Hoelscher
Joseph Joachim
Herbert von Karajan
Wilhelm Kempff
Friedrich Knickenberg
Otto Klemperer
Kurt Masur (presentation)
Melos-Quartett
Yehudi Menuhin
Paul Mies
Hermann Neusser
Elly Ney
David Oistrach
Ignaz Paderewski
Josef Pembaur d.J.
Hans Pfitzner
Max Reger
Mstislaw Rostropowitsch
Ludwig Schiedermair
Ferdinand August Schmidt
Joseph Schmidt-Görg
Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Clara Schumann
Rudolf Serkin
Isaac Stern
Richard Strauss
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Alan Tyson
Giuseppe Verdi
Theodor Wildeman
Leonhardt Wolff
Caspar von Zumbusch