Gallery: Top violinist performs at Queen’s House, Woodbridge, nativity

Pupils at Queen's House, the pre-prep department of Woodbridge School, perform their nativity play.

Pupils at Queen's House, the pre-prep department of Woodbridge School, perform their nativity play. Photos by Mike Kwasniak. - Credit: Mike Kwasniak

Youngsters had a special guest to help them with their annual school nativity – an internationally-known violinist.

Clio Gould, leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, joined in with young pupils at Queen’s House, the pre-preparatory department of Woodbridge School, and played a moving piece of music to accompany the procession of Kings in the nativity production.

Clio, who has two children at the school, is a well known soloist and has appeared with a number of leading orchestras worldwide, becoming the first woman to serve as the leader of a London Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic.

She is also a director of the Royal Academy Soloists and a professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music.

Her playing provided a memorable dimension to the nativity both for the children – reception, year one and year two pupils – and visiting parents enjoying watching the production.