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She was born in Agio Pnevma, Serres.
She began her career in 1974 working in the Athens Plaka music ‘boites’ and gave performances with well-known artists, singing songs by M. Hadjidakis, M. Theodorakis, M. Loizos and others. Discography: 1978 “Min kanis onira” (Stop Dreaming); 1980 “Sta matia kita me” (Look me in the eye), “Smyrneika”; ‘Apo ti Smyrni ston Pirea” (From Smyrni to Pireaus); “Me ti Glykeria stin Omorfi Nychta” (With Glykeria at Omorfi Nychta); “Tragoudi esthimatiko” (Sentimental Song); “Matia mou” (Sweetheart); “Me panselino” (Under the full moon); “Volta stin Ellada” ( A(A trip round Greece); “Ola mou ta mystika” (All my secrets); “Ximerosse” (Daybreak); “Chora ton Thavmaton” (WonderlandLand of Traumas); “Se mia schedia” (On a raft); “I Glykeria tragouda Antoni Vardi” (Glykeria sings songs by Antoni Vardis); “Maska” (Mask); “Glykeria Charama 2000” (Glykeria Daybreak 200); “Ta rebetika tis Glykerias” (Rebetika); “Glykeria The voice of Greece”; “Dekapentavgoustos” (15th August); “I agapi irthe apo makria” (Love came from afar), etc.
Collaborations in concerts and discography with: A. Kaldaras, S. Fotiadis, Natasha Atlas, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, L. Kilaidonis, Mairi Linda, P. Thalassinos, and others.
In 1982 she was selected to represent Greece in the Europalia ’82 festival in Brussels, together with Sotiria Bellou, Giorgos Dalaras and Margarita Zorbala. In 1986 she sang “Earini Symfonia” (poem by Giannis Ritsos, music by Giannis Markopoulos) for the song’s premier performance, at the opening ceremony of the World Championships held for the first time at the Athens Olympic Stadium, broadcast to 120 countries all over the world.
She has sung in concerts in Greece and abroad (Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Israel). Due to the successful concerts she gave in Israel she was proclaimed most popular foreign singer; the Mayor of Jerusalem awarded her the golden key of the city (1994) and the then President Y. Rabin invited her to the Presidential Palace to meet her (1995). Three albums were released in Israel at the same time, all of them gold in a very short time: “Glykeria golden-hits”, “Far away”, “Glykeria 14 classics”, and her first album in France: “Golden hits The voice of Greece”.
In 1998 her second album was released in France. She took part in two albums for the American label “Putumayo” and in compilations released in Europe.
In 1999 she gave two concerts in Tel Aviv with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the city; a few months later the concert’s album was released and, immediately afterwards, “Glykeria and the Israel Philharmonic Orcehstra” was released throughout the world by Sony Classical.
In 2001 she participated in the album “Alif” of the world-renown musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek.
In 2002 she gave concerts with the “Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra”, the “Estudiantina” orchestra, and gave a personal tour all over Greece as well.
In the same year her album “Open Heart” was released in Israel and “Glykeria’s Rebetika Songs” in Turkey. In the First Arion Awards in Greece she was awarded the prize for best Greek popular singer.