The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Péter Mező Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Péter Mező

Chamber Music Department, School for Exceptional Young Talents

Chamber Music, String Quartet

 
Academic degree, university position: assistant professor
 
Date and place of birth:
3 March 1982, Budapest
 
Studies:
 
Violin:
1995-1997: Jenő Hubay Music School – teacher: Valéria Baranyai
1997-2001: Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music – teachers: Ágnes Soltész, Györgyi Répássy
2001-2006: Franz Liszt Academy of Music – professors: Eszter Perényi, Géza Kapás
 
String quartet:
2006-2007: Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía – professor: Rainer Schmidt
2007-2009: Hochschule für Musik in Basel – professors: Walter Levin, Rainer Schmidt
 
DLA:
2010-2012: University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
 
Recordings:
Mező Family CD
Accord Quartet CD
Several recordings at the Hungarian Radio
Intersection Group CD
Albert Márkos: Hang hangba hull és hangot kerget (based on texts by Mylosz Czeszlav)
 
Orchestra memberships:
Founding member of Accord Quartet.
The Accord Quartet was established in 2001 by four students of the Liszt Academy of Music.
They studied from the greatest artists of the genre, like members of the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Alban Berg Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Smetana Quartet, Mozaik Quartet, Hagen Quartet, LaSalle Quartet, Cleveland Quartet and Bartók Quartet.
They regularly hold concerts in Hungary, among others at Cafe Budapest Festival (the former Autumn Festival), the Hungarian Radio, the Liszt Academy, the French Institute, in Eszterháza and at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
They have performed in almost every European country in famous concert venues like the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZARS), the Museum of Fine Arts in Madrid, the Hermitage of St Petersburg. In April 2008 they performed for the Belgian royal family and the President of Hungary and his group at the Academy of Sciences in Brussels.
Renowned composers have composed string quartet pieces for them: Gyula Fekete, János Vajda, Péter Zombola and Árpád Kákonyi They performed string quartet pieces of Emil Petrovics, Kurt Schwertzig and John Corigliano from and with the artists themselves.
From June 2005 the ensemble have been provided with two violins and a cello by the Hungarian State. From February 2008 the ensemble has had a copy of a Gasparo da Saló violin made by Tamás Guminár.
In 2002, 2003 and 2004 they participated in the Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Academy. They were guest performers at the Orlando Festival in 2003, and participants of the Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander in Spain in 2004, 2005 and 2007.
They collaborated in the production of Boris Godunov by Puskin (directed by Balázs Kovalik) in Madách Chamber Theatre.

From 2014 March he become the concertmaster of Danubia Symphonic Orchestra in Budapest.

 
Major concerts:
Budapest Spring Festival
Cafe Budapest Festival (formerly Budapest Autumn Festival)
Museum of Fine Arts in Madrid
Brussels, BOZAR
St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
 
Awards, honours:
1998: János Koncz Violin Competition, 3rd prize
2010: Junior Prima Award (with Accord Quartet)
2009: Brahms Competition, 1st prize (with Accord Quartet)
2006: Artisjus Award (with Accord Quartet)
2003: Leó Weiner National Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize (with Accord Quartet)
Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Academy:
  • 2002: Thomastik-Infeld (Accord Quartet)
  • 2003: Kodály Award (with Accord Quartet)
  • 2004: Bartók Award (with Accord Quartet)
Website:
 
Contact:
mezopeter[at]me.com