The first edition of the Fantini Competition took place in Rome from April, 23 to April, 30, 2017.
Of 76 applications, 47 were admitted to the main event after a pre-selection that was streamed online.
The winner of the first edition was Huw Morgan (1st prize), followed by Floris Onstwedder (2nd prize) and Dimitris Gkogkas (3rd prize).
The prestigious Jury was composed of: Max Sommerhalder (President), Thomas Gansch, Fritz Damrow, Carol Dawn Reinhart, Vincenzo Camaglia, Eric Aubier, and Giuseppe Pelura.
The Semifinal and Final rounds were accompanied by the Fantini Competition Orchestra conducted by Luca Bagagli.