Nicolae Helerea was born on December 21, 1949, in a small village named Hosman, near Sibiu, Romania.
As a child, being fascinated by music and showing extraordinary talent, he learns to play the harmonica by himself. Saving every penny he could, he is later able to buy himself a small accordion, the instrument that he falls in love with and becomes the passion of his life.
Dedicating his life to music, he moves to Brasov where he takes up accordion classes at the Music and Arts School. Once graduated, he returns to his natal county of Sibiu, where he later graduates from the Music and Arts High School.
He becomes a professional musician and he is employed as the Lead Solo Accordion Player at the professional folklore orchestra â€œCindrelul & Junii Sibiuluiâ€.
His talent and ambition, studying 8-10 hours per day, establishes him as one of the best accordion players in Romania being solely able to play various types of folklore from all the regions of the country (Transilvania, Banat, Maramures, Oltenia, Moldova, Dobrogea). Becoming popular and in demand, he travels throughout the country and Europe giving many concerts.
In 1985 he performs in the U.S.A. with a 45 member orchestra where he remains and where he continues to expand his repertoire. He soon learns to play other types of music being especially fascinated by jazz and big band music.
His repertoire now includes Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Greek, Scandinavian, Irish, Spanish and American music.
Nicu Helerea has always brought happiness to the hearts of his listeners. He performs for you today with the same passion he did 40 years ago for his public. He is available for concerts, lessons and other performances.
1. HATEGANA din Hosman
2. RARA de la Fagaras
3. INVARTITA de pe Hartibaci
4. JIANA din Saliste
5. De la deal rasare luna - DOINA-
6. ARDELEANA si joc de 2 ca-n Banat
7. BRAURI banatene
8. SARBA moldoveneasca
9. TARANEASCA din Dolhasca
10. HORA moldoveneasca
11. HORA de mana moldoveneasca
12. RUSTEM oltenesc
13. HORA ca la Valcea
14. SARBA lui Tudorache
15. BRAU pe sase muntenesc
16. BREAZA ca pe Arges
18. GEAMPARA ca-n Dobrogea
19. SARBA lui Budala
21. TROPOTITA ca-n Maramures