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VIDEO: Gainesville girl's passion gets her to Japan
Marisa Woo back from global piano competition
Marissa Woo
Marisa Woo, 15-year-old pianist from Gainesville High, plays piano at her home in Gainesville on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Marissa was one of five high-schoolers selected for the Southeast region of the United States to compete in the Osaka International Music Competition in Japan - photo by Austin Steele
Making it to the Osaka International Music Competition was never really Marisa Woo’s goal as a pianist, but her fluttering fingers flew her all the way to Japan just the same.