Highlights of a rewarding international career have included an appearance as soloist at Carnegie Hall in George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique, the renewed resuscitation of Percy Grainger for the Last Night of the Proms in 1988, and the first concert performances of nearly all of Stravinsky’s pianola works, including the Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and the first performance with live pianola, of the newly-completed 1919 version of Les Noces, with James Wood and the RIAS Kammerchor, at the Berlin Festival in 2013. In recent years Rex has had two pianola concertos written specially for him, by the British composer, Paul Usher, and the Venezuelan, Julio d’Escrivan, and a new work for the BBC Singers and pianola, “Airplane Cantata,” by Gabriel Jackson, commissioned by the BBC in 2011. Rex also gave the first pianola performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra under Yoel Levi, in 2007. Most recently, in April 2016, he made new rolls of a lost ballet by Darius Milhaud, la Bien-Aimée, and gave the first performances of the work since 1931, with the Orchestre Nationale d’Île de France, under the baton of Enrique Mazzola. Rex Lawson pursues a parallel career as a musicologist and lecturer, participating in many academic symposiums and university courses. He is a founder and director of the Pianola Institute and has recorded extensively, with several CDs still in current catalogues – see www.pianola.org (which he writes) for more details. Rex lives in south-east London, with several pianolas, a roll perforating machine, some 14,000 music rolls housed in a discreet music studio that is exactly bisected by the Greenwich Meridian, and, certainly not least, a very understanding wife.