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At the heart of culture: grandMA2 for Belarus Palace of Republic

Belarus Palace of Republic

Built in 2001 the Palace of Republic, Minsk, is the main concert hall of the Republic of Belarus. The building consists of the Big Hall (2,500 seats) and the Small Hall (500 seats), and many of the most prestigious performances in the country are staged here.

During the recent complex renovation of the Big Hall, a grandMA2 system consisting of 2 x grandMA2 full-sizes, 1 x grandMA2 light, 1 x grandMA2 ultra-light, 2 x MA NPUs (Network Processing Units), 9 x MA 2Port Nodes as well as a Digital Dimming dimMA compact system, was installed.

Sergey Kabyka lighting designer and programmer reported: “We chose the grandMA2 because we wanted to have a high redundancy, high technology lighting control system which is future proof for the upcoming years. Furthermore it was important for us that the console can handle a theatre environment the same way as it can handle a concert show. The grandMA2 fulfils all our needs perfectly.”

Vitaly Kazakevich, the project's technical specialist reported: “It was an impeccable job. We were very happy when our wish for the MA control system was fully supported by the customer. We worked together with Sergey Kabyka, second lighting designer at the Palace Victor Krylov and ‘dimmer chief’ Igor Balashkov.

MA Lighting’s distributor in Belarus Belcultproject Kommunisticheskaya and Muzikos Ekspresas realised the project.


About MA Lighting International

MA Lighting International, based in Paderborn, Germany, is the dedicated sales, support and service entity for the renowned grandMA control systems, digital dimming systems, networking tools and media servers of MA Lighting Technology, based near Wuerzburg, Germany. The product range offers cutting-edge solutions for control and dimming, including the award-winning grandMA/grandMA2 consoles, the popular Lightcommander and reliable digital dimmer racks and packs. With its innovative MA Video Processing Unit (VPU) MA bridges the lighting and video worlds. Today, MA Lighting is respected for its technical knowledge and has achieved a unique international reputation for its operational philosophy. The company offers 25 years experience and strictly follows a professional user-centric approach, getting as close as possible to the market via its own international offices and support centres in the UK, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/India, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia/Eastern Europe/Russia – supported by a world-wide distribution and service network.

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