Awards & Recognitions

The following is a list of some awards and recognitions received by Albert throughout his career:

2010 Fresno Arts Council CEPAward

2010 The City of Fresno “Certificate of Appreciation Award” from Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Councilmember Andreas Boregas.

2009ARMENIAN MUSIC AWARDS Grammy Winner Best Traditional Armenian Folk Music CD Album.

2009“10th ANNUAL ARMENIAN MUSIC AWARDS”

2005 CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AWARDS Presented by Bertha & John Garabedian.

2004 CITY OF FRESNO? PROCLAMATION from Mayor Alan Autry.

2003 REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA? PROCLAMATION Presented by Ambassador, Dr. Arman Kirakossian, during a concert performance at the

2002 CALIFORNIA STATE ARTS COUNCIL? O.S.P. TOURING GRANT

2002 HORIZON AWARD City of Fresno & Fresno Arts Council. Presented during the 18th Annual “Horizon Awards” Ceremony and Banquet at the City Hall.

2002 CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO CERTIFICATE OF HONOR Given by Mayor Willie Brown Jr., to the Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble, on May 31, 2002. Presented in Concert at the Old First Church in San Francisco.

2001 CITY OF FRESNO PROCLAMATION From the City Council

2001 CITY OF FRESNO KEY TO THE CITY Presented by City Council President, Mr. Henry Perea

2000 CITY OF FRESNO PROCLAMATION Naming Tuesday, April 11, 2000 to be the “Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble Day” throughout the

1999 REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA “NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL AWARD” Presented by President Robert Kocharian and the Government of Armenia.