Stefano Conia was born in Hungary on January 10, 1946. Conia’s father, Istvan Konya, moved to Italy when his son was a child to pursue his passion for violin making. Stefano attended the International Violin Making School in Cremona in 1968. After graduating, Conia returned to the school to teach as an expert in varnish, restoration, and construction for 20 years. His instruments have been awarded internationally.
Conia works in his own workshop in the heart of the city of Cremona. He crafts his instruments after the models of classical makers as well as personal models. Conia uses precisely chosen woods, and embellishes his instruments with classical arches, shapes, and varnishes. As a master of his trade, Conia perfects each instrument to produce the best quality sound and acoustic function.