Ilias Voudouris was born in Athens. He has studied piano, harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis at the "Greek Conservatorium" of Athens. From 1978 until 1983 he followed studies of conducting at the Hochschule der Kunste - Berlin (under Professor Hans - Martin Rabenstein) and received his diploma as an orchestra conductor in 1983. During his studies he has conducted as assistant conductor the Orchestra of the Music Academy of Berlin. He has also followed the summer seminars on conducting at th "Mozarteum Academy" in Salzburg - Austria (under Professor Milan Horvat). His professional career has begun in 1984. Since 1987 he holds the position of head conductor at the Hellenic National Opera of Athens, and from 1999 id the Director of its Orchestra. He has until the present day conducted all of the well known Greek Orchestra i.e. The Orchestra of Hellenic National Opera, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Athens, the Radio Contemporary Orchestra of Athens, the Greek Camerata, the State Symphony Orchestra of Athens, the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Municipality Orchestra of Piraeus, the Enarmonia Orchestra of Athens. He has also conducted most of the famous European Orchestras as the Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Philarmonic Orchestra of Instanbul, the "Mozarteum" Orchestra of Salzburg, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, the Orchestra at the Contemporary Music Festival of Palermo, the Orchestra of the State Opera House of Rome, the Philarmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg, the Orchestra of the State Opera House of Sofia and the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra. He is regularly invited to conduct at the summer Athens Festival and at the Concert Hall of Athens (Megaron). He has conducted more than one hundred and fifty (150) symphonic works of the most important classical, romantic and contemporary composers and forty (40) operas.