László Paulik was born in Zalaegerszeg. He continued his studies in Vienna after graduating from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He began to study historical performance during his years at the Music Academy and later attended Simon Standage's master classes in Dresden. Since 1992 he has been concertmaster and soloist of the Orfeo Orchestra conducted by György Vashegyi. As a member of renowned foreign orchestras (Anima Eterna Brugge, La Chambre Philharmonique Paris, Wiener Akademie, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Les Ambassadeurs Paris) he has performed at many major European festivals. In 2006 at the Flanders Festival and in 2016 at the Potsdam Music Festival, he performed the 24 Paganini Caprices for gut-strings. He performs regularly throughout Europe as a member of various chamber ensembles. Among his numerous recordings, Tartini's eight violin concertos, released in 2001 and 2004 on two albums by Hungaroton, are outstanding. Since 2011 he has been teaching baroque violin at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Since 2019 he has been a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.