She’s out, she’s edgy and she accepts no returns

She’s out, she’s edgy and she accepts no returns


norman lebrecht

April 22, 2011

The long-awaited album by offbeat violinist Anna Karkowska is ready to ship. The website‘s running, there’s a new video clip and record critics everywhere are undergoing advanced neurological tests before addressing their reviews.

So confident is the artist that you’re going to love her work, she has posted this on the website:
We do NOT accept any returns or exchanges so please make sure to listen to our music samples available on line first before ordering. In case of a lost or damaged package please contact your carrier directly.

 anna karkowska


  • Rob Weir says:

    Oh thank you, thank you, and thank you again, Norman! I have not stopped laughing and may never stop laughing again! Anna Karkowska, where oh where have you been all my life?
    This is some of the most uplifting drivel to come along in quite some time and now I get to share it with all of my friends! I’m a lucky guy!

  • Nurhan Arman says:

    Offbeat only?
    She is off pitch and off everything violinistic!

  • Thomas P says:

    I have bought hundreds and hundreds of CD’s over the years and have never had to return a one (though I did request a new jewel case, once)but having had my attention drawn to this site’s arrogant return policy I felt somewhat disinclined to purchase this upstart’s new CD. Then I listened to the samples as the site suggests. ‘OMG! Is it me, or is this person’s intonation terribly off?’, I wondered. Thanks to maestro Arman (above) for restoring my confidence in my own ear. More than just disinclined am I now, thanks to her website. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say, Norman, along with some other critics I respect.

  • Luciano says:

    Actually, as a professional violinist, she has a talent for playing the violin from what I have seen on youtube. The problem is this totally bizarre style of playing she has adopted. It does make me want to vomit, but saying she is an amateur or talentless as many seem to be is not quite right.

  • Andy says:

    Where has this article disappeared? I would kill to get it. . .