The symbolic Magony portrait is the work of my father, the late Ferenc Kovács (1926-1990) sculptor, and the other Magony portraits also. The meaning of the family name is MAG HONI (= coming from seed land), so the word refers to the ancient origin of our family. The timeless quietness of the head is similar to that of a sphinx. The aim of our music is to evoke of the ancient state, to foster our culture, and to make good feelings by singing our songs. The most excellent gipsy musicians have also become my partners. This is due not only to their outstanding musicality, but also to their interest. I declare that the coexistence of our folks is not newly founded but it is originated at the roots. There is a good example to this: an almost five thousand years old Sumerian-Mahgarian word: ‘zi gai ni’, or ‘living his own life’. Think about the many problems which were caused by the fact that our king Géza adored the kuns!

My father’s father was a famous citera player in Kiskunfélegyháza where his sculpture can be found now (Peasant playing the citera). The Kovács family had brass bands also in the Dunántúl. My father the late Ferenc Kovács finished a cantor training school, so he could play the piano and the organ as well. One afternoon he made a citera in a makeshift manner, to satisfy a company’s amusement, and I still have it. I play it up to this day. He met my mother Ida Magony painter at the Academy of Fine Arts. My grandfather had a string band on the Plain. He could play the violin, the viola, the double bass. He did not left behind any instruments because he had squandered their prices on drink. Even his house crashed down on him, then he would be made to live together again with my grandmother in a village in the Pilis. My elder sister Ida plays the viola in the Symphonic Orchestra of Kuala Lumpur. My younger sister Katica had played the cello beautifully until by chance I broke her instrument into pieces. She is a goldsmith and industrial designer now.