About Cadenza Violins

Cadenza Violins first opened in 1998 under the ownership of Weili Su, a decorated Chinese luthier who immigrated to the United States to progress his violin-making career;  Mr. Su has opened and since operated a successful location in Plano, Texas.  In March 2022, the Shreveport shop relocated to our new state-of-the-art workshop in Business Park Drive under the new ownership of Lillya Wang. 

Cadenza Violins continues to provide high-quality string instruments and services to students, teachers, and music professionals, serving the local Shreveport-Bossier area and other cities and symphony orchestras throughout the Ark-La-Tex.  Cadenza Violins is actively involved in our community and frequently assists local school orchestras, the Centenary Suzuki School and Caddo Parish School Board.  We also provide services for teachers and students in Centenary College (Shreveport), Northwestern State University (Natchitoches), Louisiana Tech University (Ruston), Grambling State University (Grambling), and University of Louisiana in Monroe.  Cadenza Violins is an active member of Violin Society of America (VSA).  

The Cadenza Violin - Our Instrument Standards

-Spruce top and maple back and sides
-Wood aged for a minimum of 2 years prior to set up
-Quality ebony finger boards and pegs
-European maple-wood bridge made in France (Aubert)
-German-made Wittner fine-tuners and tail piece
-Professionally-fitted spruce soundpost
-Trusted brands for strings (Thomastik-Infeld, D'addario, Pirastro, Larsen)

Our Team

Marcus Juneau

Sales and Repairs Manager

Marcus was trained by Weili Su and is now an advanced repair specialist at the Shreveport shop. He handles all instrument and bow repairs on top of running the shop as its manager. Marcus grew up in Bunkie, Louisiana and has been surrounded by music all his life, working in all aspects of it including as a musician and a sound technician. He currently lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Weili Su

Master Luthier

Weili currently provides consulting services and supervise advanced instrument repairs and restorations for the Shreveport shop. A professional violinist himself, Weili started his formal violin maker and luthier training in 1982. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Shu-Chen Tan and Professor Hua Treneng while at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music School, and  subsequently with Robert Caur and Margaret Shipman of Los Angeles, California after moving to the United States. Weili’s instruments continue to impress music teachers and professional players. His craftsmanship has won him several awards. He continues to improve his skills and knowledge, bringing the best in quality and sound to the Ark-La-Tex region. He currently owns the Plano location in Texas.

Corey Bowe

Rental and Marketing

Corey is a local musician and composer and recent graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, he began studying music and French at Centenary in 2018. During his time at Centenary, he served as co-concertmaster as well as principal second of the CYO. He is also a two-time winner of the CYO concerto competition, winning on both violin and piano. As a composer, he has had his works performed by the CYO and the Centenary Camerata. In addition to working and teaching at Cadenza, he continues to compose as well as perform in various symphonies in the
Ark-La-Tex area.