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.  




Cello Recital: Romantic Rachmaninoff

From Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, cellist Brooke Scholl is in Seattle this weekend performing at the All Pilgrims Christian Church. For her performance she will be playing an early twentieth century cello on loan from Rafael Carrabba Violins.

Brooke Scholl is a northwest native and a graduate of Central Washington University where she studied with John Michel. She also spent a summer living and studying in Vienna with Josef Luitz. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig and Andres Diaz. Her orchestral experience includes, but is not limited to, participating in the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival 2007-08 featuring performances at Los Angeles’ Disney Concert Hall, appearances with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, and year long positions with the Yakima, Wenatchee, and Auburn symphonies. Brooke has also performed in numerous competitions and master classes throughout her career. She has played in master classes with cellists such as Joshua Roman and Richard Aaron.

The performance also includes Vanessa Moss on violin and Maria Roditeleva-Wibe on piano. The hour and twenty minute performance includes a short intermission. Mark your calendar for December 20th at 4:00 pm and purchase your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com


Portrait of a city

A beautiful documentary about music in Seattle: Portait of a city from KCTS9

Portrait of a City explores the profound impact music has had on shaping the character and culture of Seattle, WA. Through intimate direct-to-camera interviews, we hear from the innovators who are in turn shaping this city’s music scene. They share their reflections, ideas, and passion for this unique force within the community.

Portrait of a City is inspired by photographer and artist Chase Jarvis, whose Seattle 100 book and online project combined portraits and interviews of more than 100 changemakers describing their worlds within the city. Chase serves as both interviewer and director of Portrait of a City, a co-production with KCTS 9.

Interviewees include KEXP music curator John Richards, cellist Joshua Roman, actor Sarah Rudinoff, DJ Riz Rollins, music impresario/David Meinert, SubPop Records’ Megan Jasper, and musician John Roderick among others



Gustavo Tavares Ladainha

Cello students of Richard Aaron performing Ladainha by Gustavo Tavares at the 2011 Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale. To read more about Richard Aaron, please read our customer profiles.