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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All Candlewood Digital personnel are fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.
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Candlewood Isle Box 67
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Connecticut: Candlewood welcomes two new ensembles to our live
concert recording roster: the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra (above with guest conductor Stuart Malina, one of the finalists for the GSO's Music Director position) and the Greenwich Choral Society, under longtime
Music Director Paul Mueller. In addition to recording the concerts, Candlewood provides live-mixed feeds for video livestreams.
Arkansas: At the University of Arkansas in Fayeteville,
Candlewood records the chamber music of Robert Mueller
with the University of Arkansas Chamber Players, under the
direction of oboist Theresa Delaplain, for MSR Classics
New York: At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, violinist Dan Auerbach
and pianist Nina Siniakova record new music for violin unaccompanied
and with piano, includingmicrotonal works in premiere recordings,
for MSR Classics.
Poughkeepsie, NY : Violist Danielle Farina in an audio/video recording
of Richard Wilson's Music for Solo Viola, at Vassar College
Florida: At Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers,
Michael Baron and Priscilla Navarro record a program
of French favorites for two pianos and piano 4-hands with Candlewood:
Ravel, Saint-Saens, Poulenc and Debussy
New Hampshire: New compositions of Nicholas White--Poe's The Raven, and Blake's Songs of Innocence--recorded at St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, with Nicholas White (far right below) conducting the Raven Consort and CanDig producer Richard Price (second from left.) Scheduled for release on MSR Classics in early 2022, it follows in the footsteps of 2006's Grammy nominated MSR release O Magnum Mysterium,
also under the direction of Maestro White.
Caramoor: The Westchester Symphonic Winds, under conductor
Curt Ebersole, celebrate a return to live performances at the Caramoor Performing Arts Center in New York with their seventh sold-out
July 4th concert. Get your tickets for 2022 now!
Seattle: William Champan Nyaho and Susie Garcia,
with Candlewood at Pacific Lutheran University,
in first recordings of music for two pianos and piano 4-hands by Eleanor Alberga, Stella Sung, and Donald Grantham, for MSR Classics, L-R:
CanDig producer Richard Price, William Chapman Nyaho, engineer Bill Levey of Via Audio Seattle, Susie Garcia, and Patrick Giles.
Recording in a Time of Pandemic
St. Louis : The end of a long journey: The Arianna String Quartet completing its highly acclaimed complete survey of the Beethoven
Quartets for Centaur Records. John McGrosso, Julia Sakharova, CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price, Kurt Baldwin, and Joanna Mendoza.
Troy, NY : The Vivaldi Project, recording Volume 3 of their widely hailed series for MSR Classics, Rediscovering the Classical String Trio with Candlewood at the superb Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. Violinist Elizabeth Field, violinist/violist Allison Edberg Nyquist, and cellist Stephanie Vial. Photos here and below used by kind permission of the
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Mt. Kisco, NY : Christopher Preston Thompson and Concordian Dawn recording medieval troubador songs and music of Machaut, for a CD release
and a book on the subject by Dr. Sarah Kay of New York University
(3rd from right), at the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco.
Recording in a Time of Pandemic:
Audio for Video
New York, NY : Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church was the setting for
a number of video broadcasts featuring the Church's performing groups and the St. Andrew Music Society, with Candlewood's audio team combning with
Brian Webster Productions' videography. Artists pictured here are Mary Huff and Andrew Henderson, directing the Choirs of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and the New York City Childrens' Chorus; Jorge Avila, violin; Arthur Fiacco, cello; Andrew Henderson, organ and piano; Scott McIntosh, trumpet; Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano; Lieu Wen-Ting, violin.
New Canaan, CT : The First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan presented a series of Advent Meditations, filmed by Brian Webster Productions and recorded by Candlewood, under the direction of Victoria Shields. Artists included Kristi Shade, harp; David Bakamjian, cello; and Adam Cockerham, Renaissance lute.
From the Before Times
London: at Henry Wood Hall, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
under Maestro David Angus, Candlewood records the music of
American composer Barbara Harbach. This marks the sixth CD in this
historic collaboration. Below, CanDig producer and former hornist
Richard Price thanks the LPO's superb brass players after the sessions.
New York City : Director Mary Huff, with the New York City Children's
Chorus and Andrew Henderson, pianist, recording Christmas in New York
for MSR Classics at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church,
following up their widely acclaimed MSR Classics debut Simple Gifts.
Below: CanDig engineer Wayne Hileman, Mr. Henderson,
Maestra Huff, and CanDig producer Richard Price at the sessions.
Mt. Kisco , NY : A rare confluence of exceptional keyboard talent: the organist members of the choral ensemble Charis Chamber Voices
present a joint recital on the magnificent Von Beckerath Water Organ
of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, NY, recorded live in concert by Candlewood. L to R: James Turner, Christopher Fasulo,
Victoria Shields, Terence Flanagan, Robert Kwan.
Troy, NY : John Jensen in a program of first recordings
of the piano works of Paul Reale,
at the renowned Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.
Photos by Claire Rydell, used by kind permission of the
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Michigan: Dr. Leslie Tung, recording a program of Beethoven Sonatas
on fortepiano for MSR Classics, at the Dalton Center Recital Hall
of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. This is the second of Dr. Tung's fortepiano recordings for MSR Classics, following his much-praised
CD of variation sets by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
New Jersey: Hornists Patrick Smith, Annamia Larsson, James Naigus,
and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru at the College of New Jersey, recording
music of James Naigus for MSR Classics.
Below, with CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price.
Massachusetts: Baritone Gary Wood and pianist Philip Sweanson
recording Aviary, a program of new works by Mr. Swanson
as well as jazz standards, all based on bird texts,
at Salem State University.
St. Louis: Recording chamber music of Barbara Harbach at the
Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:
Dr. Harbach, violinist Jane Price, pianist Alla Voskoboynikova,
and soprano Stella Markou.
London: Candlewood returns for a fifth CD in the critically acclaimed
MSR Classics series of recordings of the orchestral works
of American composer Barbara Harbach with the
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Angus,
at Cadogan Hall, London. Below: Maestro Angus and Dr. Harbach,
and members of the LPO at the sessions.
Florida: Recording music of Paul Reale at Lynn University, Boca Raton,
with the Lynn Chamber Orchestra and piano soloist Chris Guzman,
conducted by Guillermo Figueroa and Jon Robertson.
Albany, NY: Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, under conductor
Elisa Koehler, recording its second CD with Candlewood,
featuring rare high-pitch brass and wind instruments of
the late nineteenth century in new editions of long-unplayed
works of the period discovered by Michael O'Connor.
Troy, New York : At the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall:
a remarkable program of specially commissioned arrangements
of hymn tunes for horns, soprano. and piano. Clockwise from left:
Lisa Bontrager, Tim Shafer, Sarah Shafer, Grace Salyards.
Photo by Jana Bontrager, used by kind permission of
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Washington, DC: The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC,
under music director Thea Kano, performs the world premiere of
the TTBB version of Duruflé's Requiem, recorded live by Candlewood
at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC.
New Jersey: 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.
New York City: 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.
London: At Blackheath Concert Hall: 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.