Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko has a busy schedule this year fulfilling the bookings the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition lines up in advance for whoever walks away with the gold medal at its quadrennial contest. Last June, Kholodenko earned the Cliburn’s top spot overall through a sequence of solo, chamber, and concerto performances, and he also obtained separate awards for best performance of a new work and best performance of chamber music. His recital in Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association, includes two five-movement assemblages by Schumann — the midcareer Faschingsschwank aus Wien and the late Gesänge der Frühe — as well as Brahms’ Four Ballades (op. 10), and nine Chopin mazurkas. The concert takes place in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art (107 W. Palace Ave.). Tickets ($20 to $50) can be acquired from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).