Henry Zeisler lived in three places. Henry Zeisler had four children: Effie Susan Zeisler, Catrina Pahl, Alice Zeisler and Fern Zeisler.
Beth Abelson Macleod’s 2015 biography Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler has reignited interest in this pianist. With her petite figure and extraordinary piano playing prowess, Fannie shattered preconceptions about female performers – even giving up to fifty recitals annually!
Early Life and Education
As a freshman walk-on, Zeisler quickly made the leap to varsity as a key component of their squad. He credits his success to hard work and self-motivation: “My workouts have helped me become faster player which has proven invaluable for this competition,” according to him.
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler made history when she shatter gender expectations within American concert piano during the 1880s by “playing like a man”. She earned respect as an artist revered for her musical intellect, expressiveness, and bravura in performing classical repertoire across a range of classical repertoire.
Recorded June 1981 as part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program funded by Save America’s Treasures Grants, Dr. Zeisler was closely mentored by Dr. Fred Harris at Rush Medical College before working closely with Oliver Ormsby and Edward Olivier at Northwestern University Medical School.
As an All-Time Top Player at University of Puget Sound in both basketball and football, she earned NCAA Division II All-American honors in both sports. As Loggers leader she led them to two regional championship games and four Associated Press All-Northwest teams.
Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler made waves as an impressive women pianist by practicing up to fifty recitals a year, shattering expectations about female pianists with her precision and power. Critics compared her to Sarah Bernhardt and Ignacy Paderewski while her husband nicknamed her the “Sarah of the Piano.”
Henry has become one of Chapman University’s premier offensive players through hard work and self-motivation. His teammates have applauded his leadership qualities while Henry has played an instrumental role in their run to win a 2023 National Title.
Achievement and Honors
Henry Zeisler was an extraordinary pianist whose drive for excellence paid off. Her virtuosity earned her engagements with leading American and European orchestras – including Carnegie Hall concerts where she regularly appeared, in addition to solo recitals she gave herself.
Her non-functional structures were distinguished by traditional weaving as well as avant-garde off the loom techniques such as square knotting, wrapping and stitching; she used natural coloration that highlighted fiber itself. Her works had an enormous influence on fiber artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as Kay Sekimachi, Barbara Shawcroft Lenore Tawney and Sheila Hicks among many others.
2019 — (Sophomore)
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler-Bloomfield made waves as both a pianist and teacher, disproved stereotypes of women musicians, and was widely admired for “playing like a man”. Traveling widely and working up to fifty engagements per season.
Her non-functional structures consisted of weaving as well as avant-garde off the loom techniques like square knotting, wrapping, and stitching. She preferred working with natural materials like jute, sisal, raffia, hemp and wool for her creations.
Baseball has always been an integral part of Zeisler’s life since he was young, and continues to play an essential part of it today. He serves as captain and second baseman on Redwood varsity baseball team; moreover, recently participated in the Marin County Home Run Derby against Jose Canseco (former Oakland A’s superstar) before an Albert Park Pacifics game in San Rafael.