“Artists are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”
David Ackert
“To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit.
A duck hears also.”

Igor Stravinsky
“The function of music is to create soul,
by creating conditions for myth,
the root of all soul.
Where there is no soul,
music creates it.
Where there is soul,
music sustains it.”

Jani Christou

“Antonis Anestis write music of great poise, beauty and colour with a fastidious eye for detail. He knows his craft, too; having heard a range of pieces from chamber to theatrical it is clear he has a bright and driven musical imagination that makes the most out of his material to enchant and delight listeners. Perhaps Antonis' greatest skill is his ability to balance and blend sounds with a delicacy and ease rare among composers. It is this colouristic sensibility that sets him apart.”


Marc Yeats

“Antonis Anestis has an extensive amount of work that indicates fantasy, technique, originality, ideology and a rare aesthetic value. He is a person with high ethics and a talented composer.”

Theodore Antoniou