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Jean-Norman Iadeluca
Jean-Norman Iadeluca
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Hamilton Philharmonic
  • Country: Canada

Born in Montreal in 1948, Mr. Iadelucas' formal training began while he was in his early teens, studying drum set with Roger Pelletier, one of the most respected drummers and teachers of that time.

In 1966 Jean-Norman was accepted into the prestigious Conservatiore de Musique et D'art Dramatique du Quebec, where he studied Timpani and Percussion with the legendary Louis Charbonneau, Timpanist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

While studying at the Conservatiore Mr. Iadeluca performed with the World's Fair Expo Orchestra in 1967, as well as the Montreal Symphony, Les Grand Ballet Canadian, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Art Centre Orchestra and the Winnipeg Ballet. Mr. Iadeluca was also a member of the percussion ensemble that performed the Canadian Premier of Edgaard Vares ionization in 1969.

In May of 1971 Mr Iadeluca earned 'un Premier Prix de Percussion avec Distinction' from the Conservatiore and was successful auditioning for the position in which he still holds today as the Solo timpanist and Principal Percussionist of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Iadeluca is also the timpanist and Percussionist for the Toronto Operetta Theatre, Brantford Symphony and Opera Ontario.

Mr. Iadeluca established a percussion course at St.Laurent College in Montreal and another in the mid 70's at Hamilton's own Mohawk College. Since 1987

Mr. Iadeluca has held the position as a mentor to students of Percussion and timpani for the National Academy Orchestra, Canada's premier training orchestra.

In 1996 Mr. Iadeluca co-founded The Canadian Percussion ensemble and has gone to perform hundreds of concerts and workshops.

A dedicated educator, Mr. Iadeluca is sought after by many professional Timpanists and Percussionists to assist in preparation for auditions or the interpretation of unique works of music.

Mr. Iadeluca has appeared on many television programs and specials such as Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldal, narrated by Peter Ustonov, over sixty shows

of the Palace Variety Shows, hosted by Jack Jones and has been a featured interview guest on his life as a musician.

He has been invited to perform with many respected orchestras. To name a few, his impressive performance resume includes appearances with the Niagara Symphony, Oakville symphony, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony Orchestra at Place des Arts and Carnegie Hall. In 1997 Mr. Iadeluca traveled to Asia on a three week tour with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as Timpanist.

Mr. Iadeluca also extends his talents as a master craftsman of Timpani Mallets and continues to design and create such mallets for a chosen few.

As well as being a devoted husband, father and grandfather, Jean-Norman enjoys investing time in perfecting hobbies. He is an avid golfer, tennis player (having won over 30 Class A tournaments) and a gifted wood-worker.

He enjoys his family life with his wife Jean, daughters Stephanie and Natalie and newly extended family, Makenna, Adler and Kerrigan in Hamilton Ontario.

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