Ricardo Barbosa had his first oboe lessons with Alexandre Barros, in Ribeirao Preto – SP,Brazil. Later, he joined the “Universidade Livre de Música” in Sao Paulo, current EMESP to study with Joel Gisiger. During this period he won scholarship to OSESP Academy of Music where he also had Gisiger guidelines. After winning a scholarship to study in Europe, he was invited to study at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln” in the class of Professor Christian Wetzel in Cologne, Germany, where he completed his Master and Doctorate in performance, both with full marks. In Cologne he also had regular classes with the Hochschule guest teachers: Washington Barella, Kai Frömbgen, Michael Sieg and Peter Veale.