Vitalis Im

Vitalis Im is a tenor and violinist residing in the greater Hudson Valley area.

Recent performances include solo appearances with The Orchestra Now under the baton of Maestro Leon Botstein at the Richard B. Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and productions with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra at Bard College. Recently performed opera roles include Sam from Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Eisenstein from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Tito from Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito, and the titular character of Verdi’s Don Carlos.

An active chamber and community violinist, Vitalis has performed throughout the Hudson Valley with singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffman, the SUNY Ulster String Ensemble and the Community String Ensemble of the Music Institute of the Sullivan and Ulster Counties as concertmaster and guest soloist, the River Ensemble of the Hudson Valley, an Ellenville-founded orchestra dedicated to the performance of new and original compositions, and the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.

Vitalis is a graduate of Bard College, where he studied music, anthropology, and ethnomusicology. His principal teachers include mezzo-soprano Ilka LoMonaco, violist Marka Gustavsson, and violist Anastasia Solberg. Vitalis has participated in masterclasses with the eminent cellist Luis García-Renart, tenor Rufus Müller, and directors Nic Muni and Rod Gomez.

Vitalis teaches voice and violin through his studios in Ellenville, NY and Red Hook, NY. He is currently on staff as a voice and violin teacher at the New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY and the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Ellenville, NY.

In his spare time, Vitalis is a sometimes-programmer, photographer-in-training, and a connoisseur of discount wines and cheeses.