Ricardo Matosinhos is an award-winning composer, hornist, and pedagogue from Portugal. Ricardo has written several etudes for horn, as well as a large number of solo, chamber, and large ensemble works for a variety of instruments. He studied horn at Esproarte and the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, and wrote his master’s dissertation, “Annotated Bibliography of Horn Etudes published Between 1950-2011,” at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has performed in a variety of orchestras, and taught masterclasses in Portugal, Czechia, Estonia, and Latvia. Currently, Ricardo is teaching at the Academia de Música de Costa Cabral and attending the PhD program in Music and Musicology at the University of Évora.