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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.

Our company is based on our values.

At the center of everything we do is the music.

We believe in treating people with kindness, respect, and patience.

We are an old-fashioned business.


"Candlewood has become recognized as one of the most respected classical recording firms in the industry."

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2010


" of those audiophile experiences in which every sound is captured in detail so naturally placed within its acoustic environment that it can serve as a touchstone for capturing musical excellence."

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

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At Springer Concert Hall, at the College of Staten Island, New York City:

viollinist Daniel Auerbach and pianist Joshua Pierce record a program of

virtuoso favorites for violin and piano with CanDig producer/engineer

Richard Price, for MSR Classics.




At the Mayo Concert Hall of the College of New Jersey:

Candlewood records hornists Patrick Smith and James Naigus,

with pianist Tomoko Kanamaru, in a new CD of the

music of Paul Basler.



Guitarist Harris Becker and violist Veronica Salas

at Oktaven Studios, New York City, with Candlewood

producer Richard Price,

recording new music for guitar and viola.





At the Tobe Recital Hall of Florida Gulf Coast University:

Baritone Krzysztof Biernacki and pianist Michael Baron

recording songs of Karol Szymanowski with Candlewood'

producer./engineer Richard Price, for MSR Classics.






Continuing their intergal Beethoven Quartet series, Candlewood records

Beethoven's Late Quartets with the Arianna String Quartet

at the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center,

St. Louis, MO: L to R, violinists John McGrosso and Julia Sakharova;

cellist Kurt Baldwin; and violist Joanna Mendoza.



Candlewood recording at the Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT:

Curt Ebersole conducting the combined forces of the

Westchester Symphonic Winds

and the Northshore Concert Band,

Mallory Thompson, Artistic Director.


Above and below, Candlewood records music for multiple pianos

by Paul Reale at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University,

New Jersey. L to R above: pianists Patricio Molina, Enriqueta Somarriba,

master piano technician David Miller, pianists Jiayan Sun

and Dr. Min Kwon. (Not in picture: pianist Carl Bolleia.)




Candlewood recording soprano Emily Ellet (not in photo)

and organist Ronald Dale Berresford at the First Church

of Christ, Scientist, New York City



Candlewood recording Decoda performing the music of Richard Wilson:

above, at the Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City. Below, at

Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of Msic, Vassar College.




David Shuler conducts the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square,

New York City, recording newly edited choral works of

Pierre de Manchicourt. Thanks to Todd Frizzell for the photos!

(More photos on the Our Services page.)




Candlewood returns to London, producing a new

CD of Barbara Harbach's Symphonies 7-10 with the

London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of David Angus,

at Henry Wood Hall. Thanks to Patrick Garvey of

Patrick Garvey Management for the photos!

(More photos on the Our Services page.)




Celebrating the opening of the new Performing Arts Center of

Greenwich High School: Patrick Taylor conducts the combined

GHS choirs, orchestra, and alumni.


At the University of Colorado, Boulder: Candlewood producer/engineer

Richard Price with pianist David Korevaar and violinist Chas Wetherbee,

recording Paul Juon's Sonata for violin and piano as well as a CD of

Chopin solo piano music.



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,





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, Shippensburg, PA



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.




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 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.




Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band: First r ecordings of music

of Thomas Coates with Candlewood in Alexandria, VA:

conductor Douglas Hedwig is at center.



Candlewood at magnificent Mechanics Hall, in Worcester,

Massachusetts, recording music of Franck and Bloch

with violinist Zina Schiff and pianist Cameron Grant.



What's New


New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects being produced and engineered by Candlewood include a return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra under David Angus, at Blackheath Concert Hall, London (above), recording the fourth in a highly acclaimed series of the orchestral music of Barbara Harbach; pianist Todd Crow records Chopin Mazurkas at Vassar College, New York; Daria Rabotkina features the genre of the Humoresque in a varied program to be recorded at Texas State University at San Marcos, TX; David Korevaar records new music of Lowell Liebermann as well as first recordings of the Italian impressionist Luigi Perrachio, in Boulder, CO; soprano Claire Vangelisti in premiere recordings of music of Eurico Carrapatoso, to be recorded at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; soprano Emily Ellet recording a program of sacred music at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in New York City; the Choir of St. Luke's under David Shuler follows up their critically acclaimed recording of music of Pierre de Manchicourt with a new CD to be recorded at the fabled "Smoky Mary's"--the Church of St. Mary the Virgin--in Times Square, New York City; the Vivaldi Project, in a followup CD to their critically acclaimed Discovering the Classical String Trio, on MSR Classics;fortepianist Les Tung will be featuring Beethoven sonatas in a new recording for MSR Classics, to be produced and engineered by Candlewood in Kalamazoo, MI; the New York City Children's Chorus, directed by Mary Huff, will be following up its critically acclaimed, Candlewood-produced and engineered MSR Classics debut recording Simple Gifts with an all new recording with CanDig; violinist Daniel Auerbach and pianist Joshua Pierce combine forces in a wide-ranging program to be recorded at the College of Staten Island; patriotic music for organ and chorus featuring bestselling organist William Neil, at the magnificent National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC; the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis (pictured above); French works for cello and piano as well as solo piano, with cellist Darrett Adkins and renowned pianist Ann Schein, at Oberlin College; and more!


Barbara Harbach Orchestral Music named CD of the Month by Czech Music Direct

Congratulations to composer Barbara Harbach, whose Orchestral Music II: Symphonies and Soundings on MSR Classics has been named CD of the Month for March 2017 by the music-review website Czech Music Direct. Says the website, "These find her writing on a larger scale than previously...The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Angus sound as though they have known this music for ever...a real Hi-Fi recording for MSR Classics." Candlewood returns to London in August 2017 for the fourth in this acclaimed series with the LPO.


The Live Season is Underway!

The live concert season is underway and Candlewood is there! Among the live recordings being produced and engineered by CanDig: the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra (above), conducted by Robert Manno, with Tanya Gabrielian, piano and Elmar Oliveira, violin, performs at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, in Hunter, NY;  the Pro Arte Singers and Charis Chamber Voices, both under the direction of Arthur Sjögren; the Connecticut Choral Society and the New Jersey Choral Society, both conducted by Eric Dale Knapp; another very busy music director, Christine R. Howlett, leads the Danbury Concert Chorus, the Vassar Choir and Orchestra, and Cappella Festiva; Curt Ebersole and the Westchester Symphonic Winds begin the group’s 29th season; the Grammy Signature music programs of Greenwich High School under Bethany Fuscaldo, Patrick Taylor, and John Yoon in their magnificent new concert hall; and many more!



Debuts for Two Long-awaited New Halls in Connecticut

Two long-awaited new concert halls have made their debuts in Connecticut, and Candlewood has the pleasure of recording numerous events in both. Above, the new auditorium at Greenwich High School, home to the Grammy Signature GHS Choir, Orchestra, and Band programs, all recorded by Candlewood; below, the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, where Candlewood will record the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Danbury Concert Chorus, Connecticut Choral Society, and other artists.



An American Master:

Leroy Anderson

Working with Kurt Anderson, son of the famed short-form master, Candlewood will be remastering vintage recordings composed and conducted by Leroy Anderson (above), including some with the United States Air Force Band. The resulting collection will be released on MSR Classics.



In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano, with Maria Larionoff and Robin McCabe; Pianist Joshua Pierce performing the piano music of Arnold Schoenberg, produced and engineered by Candlewood at the Americna Academy of Arts &  Letters, New York City; new music for guitar, recorded by Candlewood in New York City and played by Harris Becker; horn virtuoso Patrick Smith joins pianist Tomoko Kanararu, performing works of Paul Basler, recorded at the College of New Jersey in Ewing; baritone Krzysztof Biernacki and pianist Michael Baron, performing songs of Karol Szymanowsky at the Recital Hall of Florida Gulf Coast University; the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, at the Touhill Performing Arts Cente in St. Louis; the Pierce/Jonas Duo with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London and the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio & Television, under David Amos, in seminal recordings of concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Creston, Lopatnikoff, Mailpiero, Starer, Poulenc, and Tansman; cellist Mary Costanza, recording the Brahms Sonatas at Hotchkiss School, CT; the recorded archives of longtime Cathedral of St. John the Divine Music Director/Organist Alec Wyton, being remastered and restored from the analog tape originals by Candlewood; lighter works for piano and orchestra, with pianist Joshua Pierce joined by Kirk Trevor and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; Debussy's Cello Sonata and L'Isle Joyeuse, along with the Ravel Sonatine, recorded by Candlewood at Oberlin College with Ann Schein and Darrett Adkins; piano concertos of Casella, Respighi, Lopotnikoff, and others, featuring Joshua Pierce joined by Paul Freeman, Kirk Trevor, and the RTV Symphony Orchestra Slovenia and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!




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