Candlewood Digital was founded in 2006 by Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, following thirty combined years of working together at one of New York's premier classical recording studios.
Completed by mobile engineering specialist Robert LaPorta, the Candlewood Digital staff of professionals offers musicians a high-end recording resource unsurpassed in skill, experience, and dedication to the highest standards, both musical and technical.
At the center of everything we do is
29 Lake Drive South
Candlewood Isle Box 67
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Above and below: the opening Gala concert of the Windham
Chamber Music Festival in Windham, New York:
Robert Manno conducts the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra
with soloists Anna Polansky, piano, and Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute.
Photos by Rob Shannon, fotopic.com
Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist
Henry Dehlinger, flanked by Candlewood's Richard Price and
Wayne Hileman, recording songs of Duke Ellington at
Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA.
First recordings of unexplored classical string trios with the Vivaldi Project:
violinist Elizabeth Field, violinist/violist
Allison Guest Edberg, and cellist Stephanie Vial, at Old Main Chapel, Shippensburg University,
Trumpeter Paul Futer and pianist Susan Nowicki, with CanDig
producer/engineer Richard Price, at the legendary Troy Savings Bank
Music Hall for first recordings of new American trumpet sonatas.
More photos on the "our services" page. Photos used by kind
permission of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Foundation.
Backstage at the spectacular new Visual and Performing Arts Center of
Western Connecticut State University in Danbury: Candlewood
recording the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and the Danbury
Concert Chorus in a program of Great Opera Choruses.
Candlewood recording the Verdi Requiem live at the NVCC Fine Arts
Center, Naugatuck, Connecticut: Maestro Leif Bjaland leads the
Connecticut Choral Society, New Jersey Choral Society,
NVCC Chorus, soloists, and the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.
Continuing their intergal Beethoven Quartet series, Candlewood records Beethoven's Grosse Fuge with the Arianna String Quartet at the
Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center,
St. Louis, MO:L to R, cellist Kurt Baldwin, violist Joanna Mendoza,
and violinists Julia Sakharova and John McGrosso.
The New York City Children's Chorus, conducted by Music Director
Mary Huff,recording their new CD for MSR Classics with
Candlewood at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City.
Recording new American music for voice and piano, a project in memory
of Emery W. Harper: Susan Davenny Wyner, composer
Yehudi Wyner, Executive Producer Luigi Terruso,
CanDig producer Wayne Hileman, and Project Director John Solum,
at Martel Recital Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Below, at the same sessions: pianist Todd Crow, Wayne Hileman,
composer and pianist Lowell Liebermann, and soprano Sharon Arms.
The Fontenay Chamber Players at St. Francis Episcopal Church,
in Stamford, CT, recording Grandjany, Bizet, Mascagni, and Dvorak
with Candlewood: Maryly Culpepper, flute, Kathy Taylor, clarinet,
Kathy Cherbas, cello, Deborah Wong, violin, Lynn Bechtold, violin,
Luis Casal, viola, and Wendy Kerner, harp.
Above and below: Recording the Chamber Music of Barbara Harbach,
Vol. 5, for MSR Classics, in St. Louis, MO, at the Lee Theatre of the
Touhiill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Above,
James Richards leading the St. Louis Chamber Players in
Dr. Harbach's Birth-Life-Death of Christ.
Violinist John McGrosso, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,
pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, soprano Marlissa Hudson, and CanDig
engineer Wayne Hileman, recording Dorothy Parker Songs.
Violinist Julia Sakharova, pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, soprano
Stella Markou, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach, and CanDig
producer Richard Price, recording Terezin Songs.
14-year old flute virtuoso Emma Resmini with pianist Bora Lee, at the
Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City, in a recital presented
by the New York Flute Club and recorded by Candlewood. The
remarkable Ms. Resmini has already soloed with the Dallas, National,
and Pittsburgh Symphonies, among many others, and is attending
the Curtis Institute. Image courtesy of Robert Feldman,
Candlewood returns to Lefrak Auditorium of the Aaron Copland
School of Music, QueensCollege, New York, recording unpublished
songs of Vincent Persichetti: master piano technician
Andrew Saderman, baritone Lee Velta,
soprano Sherry Overholt, and pianist Joshua Pierce.
Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, in and out of uniform!
First r ecordings of music of Thomas Coates
with Candlewood in Alexandria, VA: conductor Douglas Hedwig
is at center; Candlewood's Wayne Hileman and Richard Price
are in black below. Photos: Jan Z. Duga.
Recording at the Windham Chamber Music Festival: cello soloist
Zuill Bailey with Candlewood's Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, above,
and performing with the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Manno, conductor, below. (Wayne was principal bassoonist in the orchestra,
thus the attire!) Thanks to Larry Glazener and Michael Ryan for the photos.
At Warner Concert Hall, Hall, Oberlin College, recording chamber works
of Ravel and Debussy: master piano technician John Cavanaugh,
pianist Ann Schein, Candlewood producer/engineer Richard Price.
(Not in photo: cellist Darrett Adkins and violinist Earl Carlyss.)
Candlewood at magnificent Mechanics Hall, in Worcester,
Massachusetts, recording music of Franck and Bloch
with violinist Zina Schiff and pianist Cameron Grant.