MARISA NAOMI HAINES
AGE 66 I MURPHY, TEXAS I BRAZIL / UNITED STATES
The 2022 edition marks Marisa Naomi Haines’ sixth Cliburn Amateur appearance, including the inaugural in 1999. In her words: “It has been an exhilarating journey of 21 years, filled with joyful memories and meaningful growth. This competition has proven to be a very powerful catalyst to bring people together.” Her early piano training included studies at the National Conservatory of Music in her native Brazil. After earning an electrical engineering degree, she continued to study with Hans Boepple in Santa Clara, while building a career as a technology executive in California’s Silicon Valley. She is currently based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, working in strategic initiatives and corporate transformation with a global information technology company. Outside of family, career, and piano, she enjoys cooking, fine wines, reading, and the ocean.