Excerpt from Henry J. Wood:
Almost before he was in his teens he took part, at least two or three nights a week, in chamber-music at home. He first came before the public as an organist. The recitals of Master Henry]. Wood were a feature of the Fisheries' Exhibition of 1883 and the Inventions' Exhibition of I88 5. A year or two later he began to be in request as an accompanist.