Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Valeriu Sterian

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Valeriu (Vali) Sterian (1952 – 16 September 2000, Bucharest) was a Romanian folk and rock musician.
He was born at September 21, 1952 at Știubei, near the town of Râmnicu Sărat, in the Romanian county of Buzău.

He studied at the University of Bucharest and obtained a BA in psychology.

Valeriu Sterian started as a drummer during secondary school in the music band Copiii Florilor (Flower Children). His official musical debut was in 1973 at the Ballads Spring Festival (Festivalul Primavara Baladelor) where he received the Best Song Award for the single Nopti (Nights). The song was soon under the communist censorship.

At that time he was performing with Carmen Marin as Vali şi Carmen. In November 1973 Carmen Marin departs from this duo, and is replaced by Carmen Cula (and thus they continued to play as Vali and Carmen).
At the same time, Valeriu Sterian started collaborating for several years with the poet Adrian Păunescu at his “Cenaclul Flacăra”, up until in the early 1980s.

In 1975 the record company Electrecord recorded his first album “Muzică folk” (Folk music) - more like a single, with only 2 songs: “Cu iubirea de moșie” and “Cântec de oameni” made in collaboration with Dan Andrei Aldea. The songs was aired a lot at the Romanian national radio station at that time.
Later he composes the song Amintire cu haiduci, probably his best know and most popular song, along with “Nopti”.

In 1979 he started a band called Compania de Sunet (Sound Company), with which he toured all over the country and also in Bulgaria, Hungary, USSR, Poland, Norway, France, United Kingdom, and in the USA. Initial benad members was: Valeriu Sterian, Iulian Constantinescu (percussion), Bebe Teodorescu (drums) and Gabi Vulpe (bas).

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

3,532listeners all time
91,163scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • MaidenTek

    He's dead! Wake him up from the grave and maybe he'll go to Brazil. HAHA!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • lilith96

    Vreau Valeriu Sterian în Brazilia! VĂ ROG!!!

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • megamortu

    Vom fi ce am fost (dar nu mai mult decat atat)

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • MaidenTek

    Nopți..

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • michidutza

    Vreau un concert Vali Sterian :-<

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • huliganu

    A lasat in urma niste melodii minunate, care mai sunt de actualitate chiar si azi la 10-20 de ani dupa ce au fost lansate. RIP Valeriu Sterian

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PanteraFreak

    Ploaia? Ploaia!

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • portishphonic

    Minunat om...l-am vazut la Mamaia in 1999 sau 2000,nu mai stiu sigur,putin inainte sa moara oricum.Atunci nu stiam cine e,aveam vreo 10 ani ,iar acum imi pare bine ca nu fac parte din categoria alora de care vorbeste NuclearBoom.

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • NuclearBoom

    Ah, Valeriu Sterian, un om care ar trebuii respectat, omagiat. Dar acum exista specimene care n.au auzit in viata lor de Valeriu Sterian ( defapt ei nici de Pittis n.au auzit ). Trist

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • s_ergiu23

    da, dar acolo si-a distrus sanatatea. In orice caz RESPECT!

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • s_ergiu23

    Si pentru cine se moare in zadar? Foarte corect. Au murit pentru porci precum Iliescu, care nu era decat catelul lui Ceausescu, de fapt tot comunism este si acum, a fost o lovitura de stat. De prostalaul care conduce acum nici nu mai zic, nici nu stie sa vorbeasca, e un penibil. Si tara a cazut intr-un manelism si o prostie , imperiul tiganilor cu carne pe ceafa. Pacat, pentru numele unor EROI cum au fost Mihai Viteazul, Stefan Cel Mare, Avram Iancu !!!

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • s_ergiu23

    pacat ca a murit in inchisoare din cauza ca aprodus un accident auto. A murit rapus de sistem.

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Reikon

    Doamne, vino Doamne! Să vezi ce-a mai rămas din oameni.

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • fabregas1986

    nu am descifrat cifra 4600 din iluzia unei insule

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • KoNYeK

    Heh de la mine din Ramnic.Super tare folkistul

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • vladmods

    Excelenta muzica.

    5 Apr 2007 Reply

Top Listeners