Tchaikovsky wrote to Léonce Détroyat on 20 June 1888 that he had promised to write concertos for piano, violin, cello and flute to several artists, including two in Paris—pianist Louis Diémer and flautist Paul Taffanel. By 1893, this list of projects also included an eleventh opera. Odessan journalist V. P. Sokol'nikov remembered that during a visit to Odessa in early 1893, Tchaikovsky played through some sketches with cellist Vladimir Alois. However, nothing to confirm this account has yet come to light.

Date of composition 1892 (Conjectural work. In 2006, the composer and cellist Yuriy Leonovich completed the work.)
Type Concerto
Instruments Orchestra
Autotranslations beta Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski: Concerto pour violoncelle
Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij: Concerto per violoncello
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski: Konzert für Violoncello