Estonian composer and teacher Anti Marguste was born on 5 August 1931. He studied composition with Mart Saar and Anatoly Garshnek.
From 1962 until 2001 he taught music theory and folk music at the Georg Ots Music School in Tallinn.
He received the Estonian SSR Annual Prize for music in 1983, the Estonian Cultural Endowment in 2012 and the Order of the White Star Class III in 2013.
He died on 12 January 2016, aged eighty-four.