Born in 1939, László Mező graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where he studied violoncello under Antal Friss. He also completed studies with Pablo Casals and Gregor Piatigorsky.
A prizewinner of many major competitions, he was a diploma recipient in the 1957 Casals Competition in Paris; he won second prize at the Dvořák Competition in Prague; he won fourth prize at the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow; he was first prize winner of the 1963 Casals Competition held in Budapest; and he was awarded a Ford Scholarship to study in the USA in 1965 and 1966.
In addition to being Cello Professor Emeritus at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Budapest Hungary, Mr, Mező maintains an active solo carrier, giving concerts in Hungary and abroad. He has also performed since 1957 as cellist and founding member of the distinguished Bartók Quartet (known as the Komlós Quartet until its 1963 renaming).
Mr. Mező has served as adjudicator at many international cello competitions (president of jury at Junior Janigro Competition in Croatia, as well as international Popper Competition in Budapest. Vice president at Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow 2007). He has given master classes worldwide, including appearances in Weimar, Paris, Finland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, among others.
In 1961, he collaborated with composer Zoltán Kodály to reach a pivotal agreement regarding the corrected edition of Kodály's Sonata for Cello Solo, op. 8.
He has made numerous recording for Hungaroton. Mr. Mező was the only president of the Hungarian Cello Society from 2000 until 2008.
As Hungarian state-prizes he got the Liszt Prize, then later: Kossuth Prize, Bartók-Pásztory Prize, Weiner Prize. One of the most distinguished prize "the Chevalier du Violoncelle" was given to him in 2006 in Bloomington at Indiana University Jacobs School (USA).