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.  




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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Inauguration Quartet

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed at the Inauguration to a crowd of over 1.8 million people. 

Inauguration quartet simply filled with hope


It was written by an iconic American movie composer and performed by a quartet direct from central casting — in front of a worldwide audience of millions.

It was a simple gift from composer John Williams.

The Oscar-winning composer of "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Schindler's List" pulled together this five-minute piece to commemorate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.

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Chamber Series at Benaroya Hall

New Chamber Series with violinist Elisa Barston, 2 p.m. Sunday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org).

From an article in the Seattle Times about the new Chamber Series at Benaroya Hall, "On Sunday afternoon, Barston will star in the debut program of the New Chamber Series, an innovative project featuring chamber music chosen and performed by Seattle Symphony musicians and their guests."

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