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
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.
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, Totalwebcasting.com.
The Arianna String Quartet, recording the late Beethoven Quartets
in St. Louis with Candlewood: John McGrosso, Julia Sakharova,
Kurt Baldwin, Joanna Mendoza. Photo: Karen Palmer.
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School of Music, QueensCollege, New York, recording unpublished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.)
Virtuoso horn duo MirrorImage, recording with Candlewood
at Penn State University: hornist Michelle Stebeleton,
Tomoko Kanamaru, hornist Lisa Bontrager. Thanks to Jana Bontrager
at www.bontragerphotography.com for this and the other photos
from these sessions on the Our Services page!
Candlewood at magnificent Mechanics Hall, in Worcester,
Massachusetts, recording music of Franck and Bloch
with violinist Zina Schiff and pianist Cameron Grant.
Candlewood recording chamber works of William K. Brehm in Baltimore, MD, at Gilliam Concert Hall, Morgan State University: arranger Howard Begun, violionist
Elisabeth Adkins, flutist
Emma Resmini, executive producer Loretta Giles, pianist Lisa Emenheiser, and Candlewood's Richard Price.
A return to London for Candlewood with the music of Barbara Harbach: the London Philharmonic Orchestra recording her four Symphonies at Henry Wood Hall, London, for MSR Classics. Above, producer Richard Price of Candlewood Digital, conductor David Angus, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,and recording engineer Mike Hatch of Floating Earth UK. Not in the photo: project manager Patrick Garvey, of Patrick Garvey Management, London.
Recording Canciones Espanolas in Vienna, Virginia: pianist Henry Dehlinger, Candlewood engineer Wayne Hileman, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes, Candlewood producer Richard Price.
Thanks to James for the photo! (More on the Our Services page).
The Girls' Choir of Christ Church, Greenwich, CT, directed by Jamie Hitel, recording a new CD with Candlewood in the Christ Church sanctuary. Photo by Joanne Bouknight (more of Joanne's photos from these sessions
on the Our Services page).
The first recording on the new Fisk Op. 137 organ at Christ Church, Andover, MA: organist Barbara Bruns with the Thompson Brass Ensemble (L to R: Philip Swanson, Gabe Langfur, Barbara Bruns, Kevin Owen, Jim Thonpson, and Richard Given). This CD will feature music for organ and brass recorded by Candlewood in three different churches, on three different Fisk organs, to be released in late summer 2013
on MSR Classics. Photo: Oliver Chamberlain.
Robert Craft's Schoenberg series for Naxos continues with an all-star string ensemble: the Fred Sherry Quartet and friends, recording Verklärte Nacht in its original string sextet version. L to R: CanDig producer Richard Price, violist Yura Lee, violinist Leila Josefowicz, cellist Michael Nicolas, violinist David Chan, violist Paul Neubauer, engineer Tim Martyn of Phoenix Audio, and cellist Fred Sherry, at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City. Thanks to Carol Archer for the photo.
The St. Louis Lower Brass Collective, recording Barbara Harbach's
Spirit of St. Louis at the Lee Theatre of the Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St.Louis. Composer Harbach at
back row center; in black shirts, Candlewood producer/engineers
Richard Price and Wayne Hileman.
Recording choral works of Nancy Wertsch at the Church of the Resurrection, NYC: Candlewood producer Richard Price, composer Nancy Wertsch, conductor Harold Rosenbaum, and the New York Virtuoso Singers (CanDig engineer Wayne Hileman is at right rear.) Thanks to Chris Creaghan for the great photo!