Ed Le Brocq is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing music when he was six years old. He studied music in Manchester, Berlin and London, played professionally in the UK and Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 2003. Ed is the presenter of ABC Classic’s Weekend Breakfast.
Ed has written five books, including Cadence, about his journey by bicycle from England to Hong Kong with only a violin for company, Danger Music, describing his year teaching music in Afghanistan, and Sound Bites, a romp through music history. Ed’s books have been shortlisted for several prestigious awards, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Age Book of the Year.
Ed was born Emma, and transitioned just before his fiftieth birthday. Better late than never.