The last nine Bach prize winners were menmain
The Royal Academy of Music has broken its duck. The tenth winner of its Bach Prize is violinist Rachel Podger.
The £10,000 award is for advances in Bach performance or scholarship.
Previous winners are: Professor Christoph Wolff, András Schiff, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Peter Schreier, Professor John Butt, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Masaaki Suzuki, Murray Perahia and Ton Koopman.