Maria was born and raised in Crete. She studied Classical Greek Literature and is a graduate of Byzantine music. She was fascinated by music and lyrics from an early age, which led her to become involved with music and especially with singing.
She has been a member of the “Chainides” music band since 2000, as the lead singer in the discography ( studio recordings ) and live performances. She has participated in the discography, collaborations and joint appearances with well-known musicians and artists in Greece and abroad such as (Christos Konstantinou, Nikos Tatasopoulos, Manolis Pappos, Antonis Apergis, Socrates Sinopoulos, Christos Tsiamoulis, Mariza Koch, Martha Frintzila, Vassilis Stavrakakis, Giorgos Xyloyris, Dimitris Mystakidis, Vassilis Xylouris ("One and one"), Kostis Avyssinos, George Stavrakis, Christos Liatis, Vassilis Skoutas, Dimitris Mitarakis, Kyriakos Gouventas, the vocal group "Sanades", “beat box duet “- “ Word of mouth '', "contemporary dance group “ - “And yet she moves" etc., She has also participated in recent years as a key performer in the following music groups: "Caravan" (Manolis Manousakis - lute, voice, Stelios Zervos - three-string bouzouki and voice, Haris Panagiotakis - Cretan lyra, voice) and the band '' Skiouro5 '' (Michalis Zegas - electric guitar, Michalis Avlonitis - electric bass, Christoforos Pitsidimos - drums).
She has collaborated with George Koumentakis in the context of his opera, entitled "H Fonissa “(The Murderess) which was staged in 2014 at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. She has attended Bulgarian and Turkish song classes in the context of music seminars held by the "Labyrinth “ music workshop in the village of Houdetsi, Pediados in Heraklion Crete organized by the great musician and teacher Ross Daly where she participated in traditional and folk music groups from the wider Balkan region , ( Bulgaria and Turkey) and is also a founding member of the vocal ensemble "Sanades”.
She teaches and organizes traditional song workshops in Crete, Athens, Ikaria and elsewhere. She is basically a folk musician and singer, with a technique shaped both by the sounds she collected from the music of her homeland (Crete), and by her subsequent personal involvement with the music of different parts of the world, (she has made her record debut with metal music (Asphodel) in which she has participated both synthetically and lyrically ). She is currently completing her new personal recording work.
"Floating in nowhere" (Asphodel), 1997, "Flutterings", 1999, " Whatever the passage of time brings ", 2000, "The Barefoot Prince , 2000", "News Bulletin", 2002, “The world I dreamt of '', 2002 , '' My sad smile '', 2004, '' The Charmer and the Dragon Tooth '', 2005, '' Love has no borders '', 2005, '' The dark turtle dove '' ', 2006, 'Karagiozis in Eurovision' , 2007, 'Turning my root into a feather' , 2008, 'The descent of the Saltimbags'', 2008, '' Yurodny '', '' Odd set '', 2008, "Love undefeated in every battle" ,2009, "Life says", 2009, "Agricultural and Metropolitan", 2011, Tribute to Giannis Tatasopoulos '' "No matter how many years pass '', 2011, '' Maybe, Nikos Portokaloglou, 2012, Markos and George Kostantakis '' Flowers of my inner thoughts '', '' Of love and loneliness '', Hector Kyriakou, 2014, '' Beyond the borders '' Psarantonis, Chainides, Mode Plagal, MLK 2014, '' Karpos '' - George Mavromanolakis, Notias 2014, '' From light and darkness '' Nikos Paraoulakis, Dimitris Papacharalambous , MLK, 2014, '' Balsamo '', Vasso Vassiliadou , 2016, “The hip hop of the Mediterranean - Retaliation & Social Waste "(2017, independent production), 'Dimitris Zacharioudakis - Paper' ℗ 2018 Chromodiastasi Ltd / MLK, " Varda fournelo " , Chainides, published by Kastanioti 2021, "The Observer", Maria Koti, published by "Seistron", 2021.