Ricardo Matosinhos was born in 1982. Studied horn at the Professional School of Music (Esproarte), Mirandela, Portugal with professor Ivan Kučera and at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts in Oporto, Portugal with Professor Bohdan Šebestik.
Continuing his music etudes and exploring the possibilities of French horn in jazz he had lessons with saxophonist Mário Santos.
He had a scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 1998 to 2004.
In 2007 won the 2nd prize on French Horn, superior level of the "Prémio Jovens Músicos" competition in Portugal.
He has participated in several Workshops and Masterclasses in Portugal and Abroad.
Professionally, he has already played with orchestras such as: Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, Orquestra do Norte, Remix Orquestra, Remix Ensemble and Orquestra Nacional do Porto.
Ricardo is currently teaching at ARTAVE/CCM and at Academia de Música de Costa Cabral in Portugal.
He wrote several teaching materials for horn published by AvA Musical Editions and Phoenix Music Publications.
He is a member of the International Horn Society.