Pietro Iadeluca (Born in Rome on 8 august 1935 - death. in Rome on 18 april 2012).

In 1943 he attended the first class of accordion "Prossa A. Clerici" in Rome. In the same year he participated in Rome at the "Ludi Giovanili" won the competition for that category and is awarded in a concert at the Teatro Argentina.

In 1947 he received his 5th year of piano at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. The same became a pupil of M° Artalo Satta.

In 1949 he was among the signatories of the memorandum of the A.GI.MUS. (Associazione Giovanile Musicale – Musical Youth Association), as representative of the junior high schools.

In 1952 he graduated from a private student at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome with full marks.

In 1953 he graduated at Liceo Classico (grammar school) Torquato Tasso in Rome.

In 1956 he won the competition of the R.A.I. (Radio Televisione Italiana) "1° Applauso" by Enzo Tortora and Silvana Pampanini, the commission of which are Antonio De Curtis (in art Totò) and Maria Caniglia.

From 1956 to 1973 he worked in R.A.I. (Radio Televisione Italiana) as first pianist, and in particular from 1962 to 1971 collaborated with choreographer Luigi Gregori (in art Gino Landi).

In 1957 he arrives in the rose of the 28 finalists at the prestigious International Piano Competition Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano.

From 1960 to 1961 he participated in numerous international competitions, collecting good results.

In 1963 he contributed to the musical comedy "Scaramouche" by Domenico Modugno.

In 1970 he participated in the musical film "Nini Tirabusciò la donna che inventò la mossa" by Marcello Fondato with Monica Vitti and Carlo Giuffré.

Between '70 and '73 he met the painter Dimitri Yordanov; this meeting triggers in Pietro a passion and interest for naive art. He decides to try their hand at painting, but it does so with the name of pure fantasy, Hieronymus Retief.

In 1972 he opened the music school at the Institute of Don Orione Avezzano (AQ), and published his first essay entitled "A che serve la musica?" (What is music?).

From 1973 to 1974 he taught piano at the Conservatory "Gaetano Braga "of Teramo.

In 1974 he began teaching at the Conservatory of Music Alfredo Casella in L’Aquila, where he teaches in the class of piano until 2000.

In the years of retirement he devoted himself to writing novels (some still unpublished), the painting, but also the composition.