Rafael Carrabba Violins is one of the country’s finest violin shops. Musicians from around the globe have brought their instruments to our expert luthiers for repairs, restorations, and valuations. We sell instruments and bows in all price ranges. We also sell cases, strings, and accessories.  

Rafael Carrabba Violins is located on Queen Anne Hill at 405 W Galer Street in beautiful Seattle, Washington.

If you are traveling to Seattle to try one of our instruments, we can help you find a hotel close to the shop. More information? Please call us at 206-283-5566.

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Carrabba Violins

405 W Galer St
Seattle, WA 98119 
206-283-5566             email click here


Wed through Fri 9-5
Sat 10-5



Tuesdays by appointment only.

Bow repair and rehair done on Fridays, by appointment only.  



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Gennady Filimonov - violinist

Gennady Filimonov is a native of the former Soviet Union who emigrated to the United States at age 10. At age 7, he was accepted at the School of Stoliarsky (school for gifted children in Odessa, which produced such luminaries as David Oistrakh, Emil Gillels, Nathan Milstein and many more). Still in his teens, he made his solo debut playing Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole and was subsequently featured on Robert Sherman’s Young Artists Showcase on WQXR (NYC): Classische Musica (live broadcast) in Meinz Germany and Radio Nationale de France. He has appeared as soloist with, Kensington Philharmonic of London, Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, South Jersey Symphony, Downeast Chamber Orchestra, Jersey City Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival, New York Symphonic Ensemble and Seattle Symphony. Recent tours with the ODEONQUARTET include a trip to Odessa, Ukraine, and appearance with Artur Girsky as soloists with the Odessa Philharmonic at the Philharmonic Hall in Odessa, Ukraine.

With Simple Measures, Gennady Filimonov performed chamber music on a Seattle Street Car. From their youtube description of the project: "Simple Measures offers a new kind of concert-going experience. We produce themed, high quality chamber performances with audience interaction, in intimate, informal neighborhood locales. Our goal? To make you fall in love with chamber music--or remind you why you love it--by presenting it in fresh new ways."

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