Awarded Celebrity Online Scholarship in the name of Juan Luis Guerra from Berklee in 2011, Marisa received Royal Holloway’s Travel Award: Dame Felicity Lott’s Bursary to pursuit her conducting experiences in 2013.
Marisa is the winner of Baroque Remixed Project 2012 National Postgraduate composer competition held by BBC Concert Orchestra. BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood premiered the piece at The Roundhouse, London, it was also broadcasted on the BBC Radio 3. In collaboration with Wayang Golek puppeteer Prof. Matthew Cohen, she composed and directed music for a puppet theatre performed at London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre as part of Gamelanathon event. In 2013 Marisa was appointed as one of LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) Soundhub’s associate composers.
She has worked and received commissions from ensembles such as London Symphony Orchestra members, Hebrides Ensemble and Charles Peebles, CHROMA Ensemble, Contemporary Consort, CoMA, Ensemble Tiamori, Quatuor Bozzini, violist Michael Hall, d’artbeat musical productions, Jakarta Concert Orchestra, Bandung Philharmonic, Jakarta City Philharmonic, Orkes Simfoni Universitas Indonesia Mahawaditra, Seraphim Cantabile Choir, ITB Choir Festival 2014, Purwacaraka Music School Children Choir where her music has been premiered at concert halls in London, Oxford, Orkney (Scotland), Brussels, Australia, Beaver Island USA, Singapore, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Bandung and Depok. In year 2017 her orchestral music was heard in Baroque on Beaver Music Festival in the United States of America, and her commissioned piece from Lake Forest Civic Orchestra based in Chicago is to be world premiered in Chicago, May 2018.