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


Chillin' with the cello

Our featured customer this month is cellist and teacher, Mannfried Funk. Mr. Funk has been a customer of Rafael Carrabba Violins for over 20 years. This month, you can hear him play in Federal Way at St. Luke's Church. He will be performing Boccherini’s Cello Concerto. Information about the event is below, you can also visit the Federal Way Symphony website

Sunday March 7, 2010 - 2:00pm                                                        Chillin' with the Cello with cellist Mannfried Funk                                   St. Luke's Church, 515 South 312th Street., Federal Way 98003



Onyx Chamber Players

The Onyx Chamber Players return to Town Hall in Seattle on February 28th. The afternoon concert (2pm on Sunday) is the first of three planned for the players. The concert includes Haydn's Trio in A-flat and Mendelssohn's Piano Quartets. Advanced tickets are $20 with discounts for seniors and students. Contact brownpapertickets to purchase tickets 1-800-838-3006 or visit them online by clicking here.

Sunday February 28 2PM - Town Hall - 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle

more information at : www.onyxchamberplayers.com


Julian Schwarz

Michael Huebner of The Birmingham News wrote an article about Julian Schwarz and his upcoming appearance on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 8 pm with the Moscow State Radio Symphony. This is one of many appearances Julian will be making this year with the Symphony.

Huebner writes, "Whether that Russian spirit stayed with him will be put to the test Saturday when Schwarz solos in Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" with the Moscow State Radio Symphony at the Alys Stephens Center. It will be the first of 15 appearances Schwarz will make with the touring orchestra, and Schwarz's first experience with a European orchestra."

To read the full article, CLICK HERE