Ricardo Matosinhos was born in 1982.
He studied horn with professor Ivan Kučera at the Esproarte (1994-2000), Mirandela, Portugal, and with professor Bohdan Šebestík at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (2000-2004) in Oporto, Portugal.
Ricardo graduated from ESMAE in 2004, where he received the prize of student of the school year 2003/2004.
In 2012 Ricardo presented his master's dissertation entitled “Annotated Bibliography of Horn Etudes published between 1950-2011” at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. In 2021 presented his DMA thesis "Definition and analysis of the idiomatic elements found on selected works composed by horn players" at the University of Évora.
Curiosity about the possibilities of the horn in jazz led him to take lessons with the saxophonist Mário Santos. This experience would play a major role in his style of composition.
In 1998 he won a scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, which he kept until his graduation.
Ricardo taught several masterclasses and workshops all over Portugal and also in Brazil, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, and EUA.
He played as a guest with orchestras such as: Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, Musicare Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra do Norte, Remix Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, and Orquestra Nacional do Porto.
Ricardo wrote several teaching materials for horn but also some music works for other instruments, including a musical inspired on a children book he wrote.
His music works were recognized in various composition contests both in Portugal and abroad.
Ricardo is currently teaching at the Academia de Música de Costa Cabral in Oporto.
He is a member of the International Horn Society, the SPA, and the GDA.
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