Costel Puscoiu was born on August 29, 1951, in Bucharest, Romania. He studied and graduated from the "Ciprian Porumbescu" College of Music in Bucharest, majoring in "Composition and Theory." In Romania, he worked as a music teacher, and for some years he was a conductor and researcher at the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore in Bucharest. He was also a member of the Society of Romanian Composers. His compositions comprise symphonic music (symphony, cantatas, concerto for viola), chamber music (string quartets, sonata for clarinet and piano, contemporary for several ensembles, pieces for pan flute), choir pieces, and film scores. His compositions are often influenced by Romanian folklore and Byzantine liturgies. He has also written several musicological and folkloristic studies and articles. In September 1982 he preferred the Netherlands to his native Romania, and now he works as a pan flute teacher and as the leader of an orchestra at "The Free Academy Westvest" in Delft, in the music-school department. Meanwhile, he has become a member of the Dutch Composers Association.