Every three years, talented musicians from across the country come together for one intense competition. The prize? Getting their hands on the world’s most historically significant violins and cellos valued at over US $27 million. The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 audition process for this ultimate prize. Throughout the journey, past winners will demonstrate the awe-inspiring experience of using these exquisite instruments. The film culminates at Toronto’s prestigious Glenn Gould Recording Studios.