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

Bow repair /rehair by appointment only on Fridays *Bows in before 9:30 am

We roast coffee behind the violin shop. The Luthier Blend is a our signature roast great for espresso and drip. queenanneroasters.com

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Article in the Seattle Times

Schwarz's silver anniversary, stars from Perlman to Fleming

by: Michael Upchurch

Conductor Gerard Schwarz will soon celebrate his 25th year as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. Festivities marking the occasion are part of the Symphony's Sept. 12 Opening Night Concert and Gala, featuring pianist John Lill performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Other highlights of the 2009-2010 season include a Leonard Bernstein celebration, a centennial tribute to Samuel Barber and "The Concerto Project," featuring violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Barber, and piano concertos by Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Beethoven and Prokofiev.

Big performance names returning to Seattle include tenor Vinson Cole; violinists James Ehnes and Dmitry Sitkovetsky; and pianists Lang Lang, Arnaldo Cohen, Simon Trpceski and Peter Serkin. The first subscription series concert will feature pianists Marielle and Katia Labèque presenting the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's "Fantasia sobre La Pasión según San Marcos." Other contemporary works enjoying Seattle Symphony premieres are John Adams' "Harmonielehre" and Michael Tippett's sumptuous "Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli."

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