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Serializing json against a schema

I am new to Avro. I was going through examples and figured out that
GenericRecord can be appended to DataFileWriter and then serialized.

record.avsc is
    "namespace": "example.proto",
    "name": "Message", "type": "record",
    "fields": [
          {"name": "to",   "type": ["string","null"]}

and my code snippet is :
        DatumWriter<GenericRecord> datumWriter = new
        DataFileWriter<GenericRecord> dataFileWriter = new
        dataFileWriter.create(schema, file);
        GenericRecord message1= new GenericData.Record(schema);
        message1.put("to", "Alyssa");

My question is : Suppose I am receiving a json from server, and based on
schema I would like to serialize it directly, without parsing it.
For example :
Input received is *{"to": "Alyssa"}*
Is there a way, I can serialize above json with record.avsc schema instead
of appending GenericRecord ?

Pratyush Chandra