Percussionist Ricardo Padilla plays timbales, batá, percussion plate, dulcimer and cahón among other instruments. He is also teaching percussion. He has recorded with singer Leena Joutsenlahti, guitarist Neff Irizarry and his group Nepenthe, saxophonist Raivo Tafenau, guitarists Clara Sanabras and Steve Player, Jane Achtman (Viola da gamba), Ian Harrison (Shawm), Meelis Vind (clarinet) and British harpist Andrew Lawrence-King.
Ricardo Padilla started to deal with music along with his father (who introduced him to latin-american folk music), playing different guitars and woodwind instruments.
But soon the "virus" of percussive instruments hit him badly and he started to study them at Sibelius-Academy. that has led him to many different latin groups (El Septeto, The Case), to radio, theater and also to UMO jazz orchestra.
Percussionist Ricardo Padilla joined Ensemble Ambrosius in 2000. Ensemble Ambrosius has made two notable radio performances - a live concert broadcast for Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE from group's concert in Helsinki in November 2001 and a concert at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, in February 2002 which was broadcasted by BBC at the end of March.