Ricardo Ramos began his musical training at the ARTAVE School in 1997. He continued his studies at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Porto, under Hugues Kesteman. He also studied at Musikhochschule Lübeck, in Germany, with Pierre Martens. He was a member of several youth and professional orchestras: Orquestra Portuguesa das Escolas de Música, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, European Youth Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hansestadt Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, REMIX Orquestra, Orquestra das Beiras and Orquestra do Norte. He has played under the baton of such important masters as Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Petrenko, Michael Boder, Lawrence Foster, Michel Corboz, Ton Koopman and Bertrand de Billy, among others
As a soloist, he has played with the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Orquestra da Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo and the Norddeutsche Sinfonietta.
He won the Estoril Competition (2011) and the RDP Young Musicians Prize (2003 and 2008), the Helena Sá e Costa Competition (2005), the Possehl Wettbewerb Music Prize (2008) and the Porto Rotary Club Competition (2007). A prize from the Solti Foundation enabled him to participate in several events organised by the foundation in England.
Ricardo Ramos is a bassoon teacher on the Music Degree Programme at the Piaget Institute/ISEIT, in Almada. He has been leader of the bassoon section of the Gulbenkian Orchestra since 2009.