Péter Mező

violin

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Hungarian violinist Peter Mezo was born in 1982 to a family of rich musical tradition. Peter Mezo holds a master’s degree in violin performance from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, another master’s degree from Madrid and Basel University of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Pécs in Hungary.

Peter Mezo’s musical career took a turn when in 2001 he co-founded the Accord Quartet. They gained recognition quickly winning first prize at the Leó Weiner Hungarian National Chamber Music Competition in 2003; the Thomastik-Infeld Award in 2002, the Kodály Award in 2003, and the Bartók Award in 2004 from the Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Music Academy; the Hungarian National Contemporary Music Artisjus Award in 2006, first prize at the International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria in 2009, and the Junior Prima Award of Hungary in 2010. At several masterclasses they could study with the greatest representatives of the medium, with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Smetana Quartet, Mozaik Quartet, Hagen Quartet and Bartók Quartet.

Since 2012, Mr. Mezo has been a professor of chamber music and string quartet at his alma mater, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He become the concertmaster of Danubia Symphonic Orchestra Budapest in 2014. Since 2013 he holds masterclasses in the USA (Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Youngstown). He plays on an Italian instruments of Republic of Hungrary.