Since its formation in 1993, the new music chamber orchestra Reservoir has become recognised as one of the most progressive and talented ensembles currently working in the UK. Feted for its innovative programming, Reservoir has consistently managed to perform some of the most uncompromising new music while continuing to attract ever larger and more diverse audiences.

Reservoir won the highest PRS/NFMS Enterprise Award for its 1996-7 Season programmes and its Director, Mikel Toms, has been awarded the Arts Council of Great Britain Research and Development Grant.