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


Happy Holidays

As your local choice for restorations, repairs, and fine instrument sales, we at Rafael Carrabba Violins, would like to say thank you!

Come in and visit us during the Holiday Season. We have specials on CD's and strings. We have also have new cases from Bam and Musafia.

Rafael Carrabba Violins celebrates 25 years in business in 2010. Thank you for being a part of our success. May you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

The Violin shop will close Dec 24th at 3:00 pm and open again on Monday January 4th. While the shop will not be open, Rafael Carrabba is available to see customers on request. Email here or call the shop at 206-283-5566 for an appointment.



photo by Darrell Peterson


Icicle Creek Piano Trio

The Icicle Creek Piano Trio is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Icicle Creek Music Center, a non-profit organization in Leavenworth, Washington. As well as offering year-round concerts in the Center’s picturesque Canyon Wren Concert Hall and an intensive International Chamber Music Festival and Institute each July, the artists maintain busy private studios and offer regular coaching sessions to local and visiting young ensembles.

The Icicle Creek Piano Trio, released a CD in 2008. The CD is available for purchase at Carrabba Violins, and through Icicle Creek Music Center and other fine retailers.

Writing about the The Trio's debut recording of Ravel and Schubert Piano Trios, Gramophone Magazine said, “The playing is warmly considered, meticulous in articulation and blend, and silken in sonority.”

The Strad Magazine wrote, “They catch all the subtle, shimmering shades...their reading is literal, free of mannerisms...”

As a customer or Rafael Carrabba Violins, you can read more about the center and the Trio by clicking on Customer Profiles.


Celebrating 25 years with the Symphony

Gerard Schwarz, image from www.kbaq.orgStarting Saturday, August 8th, single tickets for the 2009-2010 Seattle Symphony season go on sale. Honoring Gerard Schwarz and his 25 years with the Symphony, the season is an impressive one. Major works by Mahler, Strauss and in addition film, dance, and pop music are all part of the mix. To read more and see the line up go to: Seattle Symphony