Marisa Naomi Haines, 59
Technology commercialization strategist
Murphy, Texas
United States/Brazil

A familiar face at the Cliburn Amateur Competition, Marisa Naomi Haines was a finalist in 2004, and also competed in 1999, 2007, and 2011. A DFW-area resident—she lives in Murphy, just east of Plano—she began playing the piano as a child and studied at the Conservatorio Brasileiro de Music in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and later with Hans Boepple in California. An electrical engineer by training, her career in both corporate and public sectors includes roles in research and development, P&L management, and strategic partnerships. She currently works with early stage businesses and global organizations, developing commercialization strategies for emerging technologies in the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, and biomedical engineering. Ms. Haines’ greatest joy is spending time with her family and children—her oldest son recently earned a Ph.D., and the youngest, born shortly after her third appearance in the Amateur Competition, is now in elementary school. Away from the keyboard she also enjoys the sun and surf, cooking, and fine wines.


Preliminary Round
IVES   “The Alcotts” from Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-60”
BACH   “Capriccio” from Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826

Quarterfinal Round
MEDTNER   Fairy Tale in B-flat Minor, op. 20, no. 1
BEETHOVEN   Sonata No. 22 in F Major, op. 54
VILLA-LOBOS   “Bruxa, a boneca de pano” from A prole do bebê, Suite No. 1

Semifinal Round
SHOSTAKOVICH   Fantastic Dance in C Major, op. 5, no. 1
BEETHOVEN   Fantasy in G Minor, op. 77
WAGNER-LISZT   Phantasiestück über Motive aus ‘Rienzi’

Final Round
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 19: I. Allegro con brio