Bogdan Roscic has been appointed president, Sony Music Classical by Sony CEO Rolf Scmidt-Holtz.

Effective April 6, the newly created role gives Roscic responsibility for all of Sony's Classical operations. He will report directly to Schmidt-Holtz.

Sony could not confirm where he will be based at this stage, however it is expected to be in Europe.

"Classical music not only remains a vital part of our company's DNA but also this is a business we are determined to grow and promote again," said Schmidt-Holtz in a statement. "While genres like classical remain under tremendous pressure in the marketplace, we believe it has enduring appeal with consumers and we plan to harness it with a renewed commitment to strong leadership, a rich catalog and a world-class roster."

Most recently, Roscic was managing director at Decca Music Group in London. Prior to this, he was VP of A&R for Deutsche Grammophon in Hamburg, managing director of Universal Music Austria and managing director of a nationwide radio program of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation in Vienna.