In the Media

Frances Andrade: A culture of abuse, denial and cover-up

PUBLISHED February 15, 2013

Svengali is an overused literary reference, but in the case of Chetham's School of Music the great fictional manipulator has his place. The institution, a proud cultural landmark in Manchester, an incubator of young musical talent for almost half a century, has in its time boasted not one but a number of small-time Svengalis, talented men who have used their power as teachers to control and sexually exploit female pupils in their care.