A native of Cuba, Taylis began her studies in Havana. By the age of 15, she was already a member of the prestigious chamber ensemble Ars Longa, which toured in Mexico and Colombia. In 1998, Ms. Fernandez recorded the CD Eco de las Indias, which won an important award in Europe. In the US, she has been a member of the Tulsa Symphony in Oklahoma, and the Fort Smith Symphony in Arkansas, and she was principal cellist of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for three years. She is an active member of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.