The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The musicians compete to get their hands on the world’s greatest stringed instruments, valued at more than $27 million. The relationship between musician and instrument and the intense work ethic required to make one a star in the world of classical music is unveiled in this gripping documentary. The film culminates at Toronto’s prestigious Glenn Gould Recording Studios. Featuring Susanne Hou, Soo Bae, Marie-Eve Poupart, Rachel Mercer, Judy Kang, David Eggert and Min-Jeong Koh.