Campaigners for victims of sexual abuse at music schools have assembled a dossier of oral evidence on Christopher Ling, the influential violin teacher at Chethams who was facing 77 charges of student abuse at the time of his suicide in 2015.
The victim, known here as ‘Laura’, reflects with great calm and clarity on the ways that Ling tried to destroy her mind and her life.
Those in charge at Chet’s have never faced any court, or any disavowal by the music edication industry.
This remains a seeping wound at the heart of the music process.
‘I was a violinist and I was supposed to be sexy and attractive, that was my goal.’