Alexander Freudenthal was born in 1971 into a musical, Jewish home. Since an early age he has been involved in exploring and combining these two worlds, the musical and the Jewish. During his late teens he was playing klezmer clarinet at too many Bar Mitzvahs to remember and pursuing studies in architecture, biblical hebrew, acting, history, Jewish philosophy and basically anything that came in his way. During the 90's he was honing his skills as an arranger, mainly working with swedish student orchestras. In 1999 he formed the Freudenthal Yiddish Big Band in an attempt to combine the worlds of yiddish folk music and big band jazz. To this date Freudenthal has written more than fifty compositions and arrangements for the big band. Besides the big band, Freudenthal has recieved several comissions from the Jewish Museum in Stockholm for compositions as part of their exhibits, these include works on Kabbalah, Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs and architect Josef Frank. In the fall of 2006 Freudenthal composed a concerto for Cello and Yiddish Big Band which was performed in the Great Synagogue of Stockholm. Freudenthals compositions have been featured on both Swedish national radio and television. His recent projects include the Freudenthal Klezmer Band, where he explores 1950's american klezmer together with co-leader Hans Nyman and FLĂ„SKFRITT (PORKFREE) an attempt to create a Jewish christmas show. Freudenthal has formed the Freudenthal Yiddish Orchestra (FYO) to serve as a project based ensemble for his larger works. This Orchestra continues in the tradition of the Freudenthal Yiddish Big Band.