The Lochrian Ensemble are a professional string quartet and chamber ensemble based in the South West of England. They are in great demand for concerts and recording across the South West of England and in Italy. They have an extensive discography and particularly enjoy working with modern composers. Their partnership with Bristol based pianist and composer Mark Springer (of post punk band Rip Rig and Panic) began 11 years ago. Over three CD's they have recorded his complete chamber works to date - BBC Music Magazine (2004) describes them as playing Springer's work "beautifully".