Eminent baroque violinist Rachel Podger has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize.
Awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the performance and/or scholarly study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Rachel will receive £10,000 (US $15,000).
Rachel, 46 currently holds Professorships at the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and the Danish Academy of Music – and serves as Head of Baroque Violin at London's Royal Academy of Music.
She will be presented with the accolade at a ceremony on October 7th.
Previous recipients include: Peter Schreier, Professor Christoph Wolff, Murray Perahia, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Masaaki Suzuki, András Schiff and Ton Koopman.