The Romanian pianist and composer Violeta Dinescu was born in Bucharest on 13 July 1953. There she studied composition, piano and education at the C. Porumbescu Conservatoire and in 1977 passed her state examination with distinction. After a teaching assignment at the George Enescu Music School she moved to Germany in 1982. Since 1996 she has been professor of applied composition at the University of Oldenburg. The two pieces for solo flute appeal to the imagination of the player and require a performer with a sense of rhythmic and melodic freedom as well as with experience in using graphic notation.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).