1948 – Born in Tatabánya. Learnt both violin making and photography from his father.
1968~ Took up wood carving, then constructed folk music instruments. Being encouraged by his father he started to work with stringed instruments.
1969 – Opened his studio.
1981 – Gained his vocational certificate as a musical instrument maker.
1983 – Opened his own workshop in Tatabánya.
1987 – Obtained his master’s certificate.
1989-2004 – Constructed altogether some 50-60 bows exclusively for violin.
1990 to date – Making his own instruments in his workshop in Dózsakert út, Tatabánya. He received several prizes and awards for his work.
Apprentices: Lajos Kónya, Jr, Szilárd Benkő and Dániel Rácz.
Stamp *KÓNYA LAJOS*