Antonis Anestis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Orchestration and Piano at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki and continued his studies in Composition with the established composer and conductor of BU University, Professor Theodore Antoniou.

Since 2006, he has been awarded three national and three international prizes, including 1st national composition prize at the "Young Composer's Workshop" held in Megaron, Athens Concert Hall, organized by the Greek Ministry of Culture for the program "Athens-Berlin: Bridges of culture and civilization" for his work Villa R. - homage à Paul Klee, 1st prize in “rarescale’s 10th anniversary international composition competition” for his work Nights, held in the Royal College of Music, London and 1st prize at the “Vocal Espoo International Festival” for his work Epiklisis, held in Espoo, Finland in June 2016. In 2014 he was nominated for the BASCA awards for chamber music (UK).

His music ranges from solo instrumental works to works for ensemble and orchestra, with or without the use of electronics. He has also composed music for documentary films, theatrical plays and websites. His works have been performed by renowned ensembles such as ALEA III, dissonArt ensemble, Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music, Orchestra of Colours and others, in Greece, France, Scotland, Germany and U.S.A.

He is also a professional music engraver and music producer and has cooperated with Athens State Symphony Orchestra as well as with many individual composers, and a professional bouzouki player.