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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.

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At the center of everything we do is the music.

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

Fanfare Magazine

" 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

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Classic jazz tunes by women composers, recorded by Candlewood at the Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:

Michael Kaupa, project coordinator Dr. Barbara Harbach,

Thomas George, Ric Vice.


Recording chamber music of Barbara Harbach at the Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:

pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,

flutist Jennifer Mazzoni.


At the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY: A remarkable program of specially commissioned arrangements of hymn tunes

for horns, soprano. and piano. Left to right, Jana Bontrager,

Tim Shafer, Grace Salyards, Lisa Bontrager, Sarah Shafer.



The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC, under music director

Thea Kano, performs the world premiere of ther TTBB version of

Duruflé's Requiem, recorded live by Candlewood at the

Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC.



Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New Jersey Choral Society and Orchestra Nexus, under Music Director Eric Dale Knapp, recorded live by Candlewood in Ridgewood, New Jersey.



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

at the storied "Smoky Mary's"--the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square, New York City--recording music of Palestrina with Candlewood

for MSR Classics, a followup to their critically acclaimed CD

of works of De Manchicourt.



At Blackheath Concert Hall, London: Candlewood returns for a

fourth CD with the London Philharmonic Orchestra,

conducted by David Angus, in world premieres of new works for

orchestra by Barbara Harbach for MSR Classics.




The Vivaldi Project: Elizabeth Field, Allison Edberg Nyquist,

and Stephanie Vial, recording with Candlewood at Lafayette College,

Easton, PA. The program: a followup to their highly acclaimed

premiere CD, Discovering the Classical String Trio, on MSR Classics.




David Korevaar, recording two full CDs of music by

Lowell Liebermann and Luigi Perrachio for MSR Classics,

at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Clockwise from front right:

Dr. Korevaar; CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price;

master piano technicians Mark Mikkelsen and Ted Mulcahey.



Daria Rabotkina, recording a program of Humoreskes by Dvorak,

Schumann, Reger, and Rachmaninoff for MSR Classics with Candlewood,

at the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at

Texas State University at San Marcos.




At the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall of the University of Louisiana

at Monroe, soprano Claire Vangelisti, pianist Rick Seiler,

and hornist James Boldin join Candlewood for first recordings

of the music of Eurico Carrapatoso for MSR Classics.





At Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College: Candlewood records a new

CD of Chopin Mazurkas with pianist Todd Crow (r). On left is master

piano technician Mark Moriarty.


Dr. Leslie Tung, recording a program of Variations by Haydn, Mozart,

and Beethoven on fortepiano for MSR Classics, with Candlewood

producer/engineer Richard Price,at the Dalton Center Recital Hall

of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.




At the Doctorow Center for the Performing Arts, Hunter, New York,

Candlewood recorded a festival of period instruments with the Academy

of Fortepiano Performance, presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation,

featuring instruments by John Lyon (Anton Walter Viennese-action piano),

John Broadwood & Sons, Pleyel, and Erard.





A contender for the most unique live recording of the year!

The Double Entendre double-reed ensemble in concert at Le Cheile

Pub & Restaurant, 181st St, New York City.

(CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price is reflected in back mirror.)




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.










What's New


The Vivaldi Project's

Discovering the Classical

String Trio named to Fanfare Magazine's Want List for 2017

Congratulations to The Vivaldi Project! Their enormously successful debut CD on MSR Classics, produced and engineered by Candlewood, has been named by Fanfare Magazine critic Michael DeSapio to his 2017 Want List. The Vivaldi Project (Elizabeth Field, Allison Edberg Nyquist, and Stephanie Vial) recently recorded Volume 2 with Candlewood for release on MSR Classics in 2018 (see photos at left.)


5100 Miles, 17 States, 4 CDs:

Candlewood's 2017

Southwest Tour

CanDig has returned from an old-fashioned road trip to the South and West, highlighted by sessions with Claire Vangelisti, Rick Seiler, James Boldin, Daria Rabotkina, and David Korevaar, as well as some great food! Special shout-outs to Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Que in Birmingham, Alabama, Sylvia's Soul Food in Jacksonville, Texas, and the Coyote Bluff Cafe in Amarillo, Texas, all pictured above.



New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects being produced and engineered by Candlewood include the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis; violinist Zina Schiff and pianist Cameron Grant team up again at magnificent Mechanics Hall, in Worcester, Mass, for a fourth CD in their acclaimed series on MSR Classics; 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; 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, 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; 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 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; 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.



In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

Daria Rabotkina features the genre of the Humoresque in a varied program recorded at Texas State University at San Marcos, TX; pianist Todd Crow, in a program of the late Chopin Mazurkas produced and engineered by Candlewood at Vassar College, New York; 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; fortepianist Les Tung performing variations by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart in a new recording for MSR Classics, produced and engineered by Candlewood in Kalamazoo, MI; new music for guitar, recorded by Candlewood in New York City and played by Harris Becker; horn virtuoso Patrick Smith joins pianist Tomoko Kanamaru, performing works of Paul Basler, recorded at the College of New Jersey in Ewing; 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; 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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