Eddie Ayres was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing violin when he was eight years old. He studied viola in Manchester, Berlin and London, played professionally in the UK and Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 2003. Eddie was the presenter of ABC Classic FM’s breakfast programme for many years.
Eddie is a music teacher and writer – his first book, Cadence, is about his journey by bicycle from England to Hong Kong with only a violin for company, and the latest, Danger Music, about a year teaching music to kids in Afghanistan.
Eddie was born Emma, and transitioned just before his 50th birthday. Better late than never.