The young violinist received her MBE as part of the 2013 New Year's Honours list, in a formal ceremony this morning
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has tweeted about his love of the baroque violinist Rachel Podger, alongside Iggy Pop.
Rachel Podger, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy Pop are not normally mentioned in the same sentence, but last night the bassist Michael Balzary (better known as Flea) expressed his love of the baroque violinist and the notorious punk rock singer via Twitter.
He tweeted: "iggy pop f****** ruled last night in austin......listening to rachel podger destroy some bach partitas this morning in los angeles" [sic ]
Podger's specialism in the music of the baroque period has made her an acclaimed soloist, and her Bach partita recordings (referred to by Flea) have been especially well-received. She has led ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is currently a professor of baroque violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Flea, however, began his musical career as a jazz trumpet prodigy before joining the million-selling funk-rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.