Antonis Rouvelas was born in Papadianika (Laconia, Greece) in 1987 and since 10 years old he started working with music in local unions. Since 2012 he lives in Graz (Austria).
In 2006 he was admitted in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Department of Music Studies and the year after he was accepted to study composition with Dimitri Papageorgiou. In September 2012 he was accepted in the Master’s Program at the University for Music and Performing Arts of Graz, studying composition under the supervision of Beat Furrer. From January 2016 he is a PhD student in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Department of Music Studies.
He has been selected for composition competitions, call for scores, closed-type seminars and scholarships such as: Composition Workshop with Beat Furrer and DissonArt ensemble (Music Village, 2011), Pierluigi Billone's masterclass PAS-E (Venice, 2012), 5th PanHellenic Composition Competition in memory of Dimitris Dragatakis (2nd prize, 2012), Tellogleion Arts Institution (scholarship, 2013), Composer Collider Europe project (ensemble Musikfabrik, 2017), Microfest 2020 (Prague, 2019), BMKÖS scholarship (Arbeitsstipendium, 2021), BMKÖS scholarship (Startsstipendium, 2022) etc.
He has been performed and received commissions by numerous ensembles and organizations such as the Athens State Orchestra, the ensembles Musikfabrik, Schallfeld, DissonArt, Zeitfluss, airborne extended, as well as the European Recorder Players Society, the A4M Performing Arts Group, the workshop New Greek Composers nowadays, the composers association die Andere Saite, the association NOW!, etc.
His wider interests include multimedia art, improvisation, light design and eastern music.
Part of his works is published by the online platforms Babelscores and escholarship.