Ricardo Ribeiro was born in Aveiro, Portugal, in 1971. After having graduated in Composition at Lisbon Superior School of Music, supervised by Christopher Bochmann and António Pinho Vargas, he took the Course of Alto Perfezionamento Musicale (Composizione) in Italy for the two years after. The course was coordinated by the composer Franco Donatoni. Between 1998 and 2002, he carried out his composition and investigation work in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes,. In addition he participated in different courses directed by the composers Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, Tristan Murail, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, among others. In 2003 he became Master in Esthétique et Pratique des Arts by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, supervised by Antoine Bonnet. At the moment he is working with the same supervisor on a PhD thesis entitled "Dimensions complémentaires constitutives du temps". Throughout his artistic and academic path, he was awarded different scholarships by Gulbenkian (1997 a 2001) and by FCT. His pieces have been ordered by several European institutions and directed by conductors such as Beat Furrer, Guillaume Bourgogne and Pedro Neves.