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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, September/October 2010

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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,



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,

pianist Tomoko Kanamaru, hornist Lisa Bontrager. Thanks to Jana Bontrager

at 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!



What's New


New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects on the CanDig calendar include symphonies of Barbara Harbach, to be produced by Candlewood at Henry Wood Hall in London with the London Philharmonic; songe of Duke Ellington with Met soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist Henry Dehlinger, following up their critically acclaimed CD Canciones Espanolas on MSR Classics, to be recorded in Vienna, Virginia; a program of Chopin works with pianist David Korevaar, being produced and engineered by Candlewood in Boulder, CO; new sonatas for trumpet and piano, with trumpeter Paul Futer and pianist Susan Nowicki, at the renowned Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY; rarely performed 18th century string trios played by The Vivaldi Project, at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania; new American music for voice and piano by Lowell Liebermann, Tania Leon, and others, to be recorded at Vassar College with artists including Robert Osborne and Todd Crow; cellist Mary Costanza, recording the Brahms Sonatas at Hotchkiss School, CT; chamber music for harp, winds, and strings, to be recorded in Connecticut with the Fontenay Chamber Players; chamber music of Barbara Harbach, at the Touhill Center for the Performing Arts in St. Louis (pictured above) and featuring the St. Louis Chamber Players; the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, also being produced and recorded by Candlewood in St. Louis; Mainstreet Brass in a Christmas program, following up their very successful Christmas Spirit, on MSR Classics; the New York City Childrens' Chorus, under the direction of Mary Huff; French works for violin, cello, and piano as well as solo piano, with longtime Juilliard Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, cellist Darrett Adkins, and renowned pianist Ann Schein, at Oberlin College; new works of composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and the Eastman Broadband Ensemble, to be recorded at the Eastman School, Rochester, NY, for release on Urtext Classics; and more.



Spring fever!

Candlewood celebrates a much-delayed spring with live recordings galore: Verdi's monumental Requiem, in performances in Connecticut and New Jersey with the combined forces of the New Jersey Choral Society and the Connecticut Choral Society; an all-Beethoven concert, featuring the Mass in C and the Choral Fantasy, with the forces of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, CT, under the baton of Dr. Craig Scott Symons; the Pro Arte Singers in their 42nd season under Music Director Arthur Sjogren; the WindhamChamber Music Festival (above), the Danbury Concert Chorus, under Music Director Christine R. Howlett; the Connecticut Choral Society, under Music Director Eric Dale Knapp; Charis Chamber Voices, conducted by Music Director Arthur Sjogren; the Westchester Symphonic Winds, under Music Director and Conductor Curt Ebersole; the New Jersey Choral Society conducted by Music Director Eric Dale Knapp; the award-winning choirs and bands of Greenwich High School, conducted by Patrick Taylor and John Yoon; and much more!



Zina Schiff & Cameron Grant

garner Recording of the Month honors from MusicWeb International

Zina Schiff and Camberon Grant's recording of violin sonatas of Zeisl and Copland on MSR Classics has been honored by the prestigious online journal MusicWeb International as Recording of the Month for December 2014. Says critic Stuart Sillitoe: "The performances by Schiff and Cameron Grant are first rate and they are captured in quite a natural and well balanced acoustic... this is a disc well worth exploring, not least for the Zeisl Sonata, which truly deserves to be better known, and for which we should be thankful to MSR Classics as well as Schiff and Grant for bringing it to our attention.” The CD was produced and engineered by Candlewood at legendary Mechanics Hall, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The CD was previously honored as Disc of the Month by the website Czech Music Direct.




A Return to London

with Barbara Harbach

and the London Philharmonic

Candlewood returns to London in the fall of 2015 to produce the third in an ongoing series of recordings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Henry Wood Hall (above) of the music of Barbara Harbach. Following the success of her Music for Strings and Symphonies, Soundings, and Celebrations CDs on MSR Classics, the LPO will be recording her Symphony No. 8 as well as other major new works. Of Music for Strings, Fanfare's Colin Clarke says “the London Philharmonic…really excels in the Music for Strings. Rarely have I heard the orchestra’s string section play with such golden tone as in the lush and lavish first movement of the Sinfonietta... Delightful... vibrant, stirring music that begs to be heard. Harbach is an individual voice of great skill.”



Congratulations Meg Bowles! The Shimmering Land wins Best Ambient Release

of 2013!

The Shimmering Land, Meg Bowles' new release on the Kumatone Records label, has won Best Ambient Album of 2013 in the Zone Music Awards,announced live onstage at the ZMR Awards Concert in New Orleans. The Shimmering Land was also named the #1 New Age CD in radio airplay for 2013 by leading industry website Zone Music Reporter. These are especially unusual achievements for a recording in the ambient/spacemusic genre. Meg's "ambient orchestral" works, produced and engineered by Candlewood Digital, have been featured on such leading syndicated programs as Hearts of Space, Echoes, Secret Music, and Star's End in the US, and One World Radio in the U.K.



In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

Previously unrecorded vocal music of Vincent Persichetti, recorded by Candlewood at Lefrak Auditorium of the Aaron Copland School of music at Queens College, New York City, with soprano Sherry Overholt, bass-baritone Lee Velta, and pianist Joshua Pierce; music for organ, harp, and voice, recorded at the Church of Christ and St. Stephen's, New York City, with organist Nigel Potts, mezzo Sarah Rose Taylor, and harpist Grace Cloutier; 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; world premiere recordings of brass band music of the 1880s by Thomas Coates, with Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, on original instruments of the 1880s played at the historically correct band pitch level of A 454 (!), in Alexandria, Virginia; 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; music for two horns and piano, with the virtuoso horn duo MirrorImage, recorded at Penn State University for MSR Classics; music of Debussy and Sima Wolf, with the Fontenay Chamber Players; Beethoven's Middle Quartets, with the Arianna String Quartet, recorded by Candlewood at the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, for release on Centaur Records. Also in the editing suites: Zina Schiff and Cameron Grant, in the Franck Sonata and other works for violin and piano, recorded by Candlewood at legendary Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA; piano concertos of Tchaikowsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring Joshua Pierce joined by Paul Freeman, Kirk Trevor, and the RTV Symphony Orchestra Slovenia and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; the ongoing complete Stravinsky and Schoenberg series for Naxos, with conductor Robert Craft and the Philharmonia of London; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!




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