Born in Assisi, Patrizia Bovi began studying music very early, first at Perugia Conservatory and then with Sergio Pezzetti. She begun to study mediaeval and renaissance music cooperating with ensemble Alia Musica from Milan and following seminars on antique vocal practice both in Italy and abroad. In that period she executed Italian repertory among 6th and 7th century with relevance to Monteverdi (Ballo delle Ingrate, Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,…) and some early seventeenth century music (La Dafne from Marco da Gagliano, Euridice from Jacopo Peri and La Morte di Orfeo from Stefano Landi).
In 1984 she founded Ensemble Micrologus, a group whose main aim is research and interpretation of mediaeval music. The group encountered international success among audience and critics and every year they perform several concerts in Italy and abroad.
Since 1990 she joined Quartetto Giovanna Marini, taking part in all its productions and tours, while since 1995 she has also cooperated with Ensemble Organum by Marcel Pères in a sacred representation taken from Laudario di Cortona.
She also recorded several cd’s with Micrologus for Quadrivium and Opus 111: a cd dedicated to Landini and his contemporaries won the Diapason d’or award for 1996, and in 1997 the cd O Jhesu dolce, devotional songs from Florentine and Venetian confraternite in the 15th Century.
With Quartetto di Giovanna Marini she recorded two cd’s: Partenze for the 20th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s death, and Laudario di Cortona with l’Ensemble Organum for Harmonia Mundi.
In 2007 she directed the musical project for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Myth. She is also involved in Babel(words) and Play.
Patrizia Bovi perfected a teaching method for medieval chant with rapport to traditional music, holding stages in Italy and abroad and especially at Corsi di Musica Antica in Urbino and at Fondation Royaumont near Paris. Now she gives regular lessons of medieval singing at the new Centro studi europeo di musica medieval, Adolfo Broegg in Spello, Italy.