She has worked with the most important Greek songwriters, has performed at the greatest musical theatres in all five continents and has received several important awards.
She has had over thirty of her own albums recorded, has participated in albums of other artists, either renowned or young and promising, being always open to new ways in music.
In 2006, Haris Alexiou is back with Sour cherry and bitter orange, an album depicting the traditional aspects of contemporary music. Thodoris Papadopoulos, Smaro Papadopoulou and Makis Seviloglou wrote the music and the lyrics, suggesting a return to our roots.
An album that, despite its unusual content, managed to go platinum, just a few months after it was released, receiving people’s recognition and love. During the summer she made a series of special appearances. Along with Dimitra Galani, she gave two concerts dedicated to Sofia Vembo at Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an event organized by Athens Festival.
She gave four sold-out concerts along with Sokratis Malamas and Alkinoos Ioannidis, celebrating “Melodia” radio station’s 25 years of broadcasting, at Lycabettus theatre in Athens and at “Palais des sports” in Thessaloniki.
These concerts were recorded and a double CD and DVD edition will be released in March 2007. At the end of 2006 Haris Alexiou undertook a major tour around Europe, giving a series of concerts and promoting the international release of her album, “Anthology”.
In early 2007, she appeared at the Athens Concert Hallfor in five concerts directed by Panos Papadopoulos. The songs were orchestrated by Kostas Papadoukas and the orchestra conducted by Alexandros Myrat.
Alexiou gave three concerts under the title “Everything reminds me of you”, dedicated to Manos Loizos, at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in June 2007, participating in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of his birth. The concerts were directed by Panos Papadopoulos Nikos Portokaloglou, the songs were arranged by Kostas Papadoukas, and the lighting was designed by Andreas Sinanos.
The group “Triphonon” appeared along with her on stage. Two more concerts were given at Thessaloniki, followed by a summer tour around Greece and Cyprus along with the “Triphonon”, dedicated to the great composer.
On October 22, the album Haris Alexiou – A tribute to Manos Loizos was released, containing the live recording and video-taping of the concerts given at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus the previous June during the Athens Festival. Nikos Portokaloglou and the group “Triphonon” also appear on the album. The album was released in both a double CD and a double CD-DVD packaging by Estia recordings.
From Greece to Australia, from Russia to Africa, from America to Japan, Haris Alexiou travels around and shows the world the feeling of the Greek song. She firmly believes that the Greek song, through its poets and composers, made her love and better understand the history and the culture of her country.
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