Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler Edit Profile
Came with parents to America in her 2d year, to Chicago in 4th year. Showed early musical talent. Studied principally under Leschetizky at Vienna.
She emigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 4 in 1867. The family settled in Chicago, Illinois where they later changed their name to Bloomfield. At the age of six, before receiving any musical instruction, she began picking out tunes on the piano.
In 1877, Annette Essipova, then on tour in the United States, heard her play and advised that she became a pupil of Theodor Leschetizky. She made her debut at the age of 11 in February 1875. In 1878, she returned to Austria to study in Vienna, under Leschetizky.
While in Austria, she changed her name from Blumenfeld to Bloomfield. She returned to Chicago in 1883. Bloomfield performed in concert in Chicago in April 1884.
In January 1885, she debuted in New York City. Around the turn of the century, she made piano rolls of various piano compositions, Chopin's Waltz No. 11 in G minor being among them.
Bloomfeld married the attorney Sigmund Zeisler in 1885 and had three sons: Leonard, Paul and Ernest. In 1888, she returned to Vienna to study with Leschetizky. She also began to tour in Europe and the United States, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Her last performance was in February 1925 in Chicago. She played the Beethoven Andante Favori and concertos by Chopin and Schumann. Zeisler died in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 1927.
Married Sigmund Zeisler, October 18, 1885. Children: Leonard B., Paul B., Ernest B. Played in principal.