Early ensemble work included medieval / Renaissance music with Ensemble Alia Musica (Milan), during which time she attended various seminars on early vocal performance practice in Italy and Europe. Concurrently she interpreted 16th and 17th-century Italian repertory including Monteverdi (Ballo delle Ingrate, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda/, etc) and related repertory (La Dafne from Marco da Gagliano, Euridice from Jacopo Peri and La Morte di Orfeo from Stefano Landi), then widened her areas of expertise to include music from the 13th-century through contemporary music.
Bovi has collaborated with various musicians, including Antonio Florio, Pino de Vittorio, Franco Pavan, Marcel Peres, Crawford Young, Begona Olavide and Chiara Banchini . In the 2007/8 season she directed and performed music for the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s project Myth, which saw performances in over eighty theaters in Europe and North America. In the 2010/2011 she performed and composed part of music for the choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet’s project Babel and Cherkaoui’s Play. Babel received in 2011 two Laurence Olivier awards.
In 1984 Patrizia Bovi founded Ensemble Micrologus, specialists of medieval Italian music, whose performances continue to find acclaim among international audiences. Together with Micrologus she recorded numerous CDs for Quadrivium and Opus 111, including the prize-winning Landini and his Contemporaries (Diapason d’or de l’annèe 1996), O Jhesu dolce (Diapason d’or 1997), and Napolitane Opus 111 (Diapason d’or de l’annèee 1999).
In 2008 she was awarded the “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” from the Minister of French Culture.