|Birth name||Florencio Coronado Gutierrez|
|Birth|| Ayacucho , February 23 , 1918 |
|Death|| Lima , October 23 , 2009 |
Lima ( Peru )
Florencio Coronado Gutiérrez learned to play the harp at age 7 from the hand of his mentor Daniel Morales. Already in 1928 he participated in the famous festival that took place on the Paseo de Amancaes, in Rímac. That was his first award. Then he would join the Ayacuchana Youth Musical Club. At the age of 13, before the recess of the "Fraternal Institute", he entered another musical center and later, he left his native land against his father's will, to visit the towns of the Center, despite not having the economic means; he finally arrived in Lima in 1931. In the Peruvian capital he participated in a folkloric contest, held on the occasion of the “Day of the Indian” and obtained the first prize: Gold Medal. Since then, the businessman Juan Lepiane is interested and hires him to present it in different cinemas in Lima, Callao and spas.
In 1932, he joined the old National Radio of Lima, a station that worked in Jirón Washington , run by the late Guillermo Lazarte . Later, Coronado was part of the Cuzco Ensemble, led by the guitarist from Abanquino Miguel Ángel Casas. He toured many countries in America and Europe [ 1 ]
He formed "La Compañía Peruana de Arte Folklórico Tahuantinsuyo", with which he began an arduous work in favor of art.
He was married to Delia Camac (SUMAC QOYLLUR) Soprano de Colatura with whom they shared the stage in various presentations, with whom he had a son (Florencio Américo). On June 9, 1995, the Peruvian government granted him a non-heritable lifetime pension of 4 minimum wages [ 2 ] in recognition of his cultural contribution in times when Peru was rebuilding from the stagnation and decline of the economy that since 1987 until 1993 the per capita GDP fell to the year 1061. He died of kidney failure and acute pancreatitis, [ 3 ]At the Edgardo Rebagliati Hospital in Lima. His remains were veiled at the Cafae Funeral Services, located on the avenue du Petit Thouars, to be buried the next day at the Parque del Recuerdo Cemetery, in Lurín .
He received the Order of the Sun decorations in the Degree of Commander, awarded by the Peruvian Congress, the Order of Civil Service in the Degree of Commander, Las Palmas Magisteriales in the Degree of Amauta and others of merit granted by the Senate of the Republic,
- 1964 : Order of the Sun in the Degree of Commander.
- Artistic Palms
- The Order of Merit for Distinguished Service
- Living Cultural Heritage of Peru
- Florencio Coronado: Peruvian Harp
- Florencio Coronado: Under the Sky of Peru.
- «The ritual of Florencio Coronado and his harp | Saturday nights . Archived from the original on October 22, 2009.
- "Legislative Decree 26475 of the Congress of the Republic of Peru 9/6/1995" .
- "Mail" .