Fourteen former college students on the Yehudi Menuhin Faculty in Stoke d’Abernon, Surrey, have instructed a lawyer to take motion over historic sexual abuse on the establishment.
The allegations first got here to gentle in an interview I revealed with Nigel Kennedy within the Night Customary in 2003. Kennedy, who was Menuhin’s protege and the varsity’s first worldwide star, mentioned he knew of women and boys in his yr who had suffered sexual interference by their academics.
The college denied any such consciousness on the time however mentioned it had since tightened up on baby safety. In 2019 its former derelictions have been delivered to gentle at a public inquiry into baby intercourse abuse.
One perpetrator who weas repeatedly named was the the varsity’s founding music director in 1964 Marcel Gazelle, an in depth pal of Menuhin’s.